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Dr. Eric

I push proactive exercise to help kids with concentration.

One of the things that I find with adults, is that when I tell them how much and how intense the activity needs to be, they think that I am exaggerating.

They really do need a ridiculous amount of activity.

It doesn’t make them more hyperactive, but if they are still extremely bottled up… a small burst isn’t going to do the trick, it is only going to get them revved up and ready to go more.

It just has to be scheduled and regularly done to the point where it works.
If anything, increase the intensity, even if one the weekends, where it is beyond casual play and is a real workout.
Instead of ride arounds with friends, set-up races.