Karate or Kickball? Fencing or Football? The Best Sports for Kids with ADHD

Active kids are healthy kids, but not all sports play well with ADHD traits. Learn why parents and experts recommend martial arts, swimming, tennis, and 7 other sports to promote health, self-esteem, and teamwork.

Not All Sports Are Created Equal

Exercise can help control ADHD symptoms by raising the baseline levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. So registering your ADHD child for an after-school sport is a great idea, right? Well, it depends. Not all sports are created equal; depending on your child’s unique set of symptoms, certain sports may be more advantageous than others. Use this list to determine which activities will showcase and strengthen your child’s abilities so she can shine on the court, in the field, or in the pool.
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