ADHD TIP: MOVING YOUR BODY ON A REGULAR BASIS HELPS MANY BRAIN FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING FOCUS AND ATTENTION. PHYSICAL EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE. EXERCISE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE DEALING WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF ADHD.
We were made to move. Exercise helps calm our brain and our immune system. Exercise helps every system and every organ in our body. So many of us, including our children, are spending too much time inside and not getting enough exercise. We help people on a regular basis who are dealing with symptoms of ADHD. One big part of our program is to move your body on a regular basis.
There is a lot of support for exercise in kids and adults dealing with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). It is important for all of us to move our body on a regular basis. It we don’t, our body will suffer in the long run. The vast majority of our ADHD patients don’t get enough exercise. We encourage everyone that can to move their body in some way 30-60 minutes every day. It doesn’t have to be extremely vigorous exercise. Walking counts.
Regular exercise is not happening for a significant portion of our population. A recent survey conducted by YMCA of the United States showed that 74% of kids between 5-10 don’t get enough exercise on a daily basis. The majority of the parents who participated in the survey reported they spend most of their family time in front of a television. The New York Times reported fewer than 10% of adolescents get the proper amount of physical activity per day.
A lack of exercise is also occurring in young children as well. A recent study from the University of Washington found preschoolers aren’t getting enough exercise. The same problem has been found in our adult population. The CDC reports 80% or US adults don’t get enough exercise. The so called magic number is approximately 150 minutes of exercise per week.
We have found exercise helps in many ways for many types of health challenges. This is true for kids and adults dealing with ADHD. Psychology Today reported “When kids are physically active throughout the day, they are healthier-both physically and psychologically- and they perform better in school.”
Exercise. Proper nutrition. Proper brain activation. Gut health. It all matters when dealing with the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. If we can help you in any way or for more information on our non-drug program to manage ADHD, contact us at The Martin Clinic at 770.237.3970. We are located in Duluth, Georgia (across from The Infinite Energy Arena). Our website is themartinclinic.com.