Exercise for ADHD

Q:

"Aside from medication, what exercises can I try to improve my symptoms?"

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).
A:

If you are hyperactive and you know that you will have to relax and sit for a period of time, it might be helpful to do any strenuous exercise. I have some adults who like to jog to their maximum ability or to work out strenuously in a gym. What you do is not as important as doing something strenuous (not walking a mile).

Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
 
 
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