RESCHEDULED Webinar on February 28: The Exercise Rx for ADHD: How Movement Improves Attention, Working Memory, and Executive Functions
Register below for this free expert webinar about the effect of exercise on ADHD with John J. Ratey, M.D., on Thursday, February 28, at 1 pm ET.
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*This webinar was rescheduled from its original date to February 28 at 1pm ET*
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Powerful evidence shows that exercise helps children and adults manage their symptoms of ADHD. Movement turns on the brain’s attention networks and eases other symptoms of ADHD, such as hyperactivity. In short, physical activity benefits the ADHD brain by elevating levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, two chemicals linked to attention.
A steady diet of movement and vigorous play also has a positive effect on behavior and motivation, resulting in better school performance and better self-esteem. What’s more, studies suggest that exercise can reduce addictive behaviors — from excessive screen time to vaping and marijuana use. Overall, physical activity is a go-to treatment that parents and adults can use to better their lives with ADHD.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- Why exercise and play have such a powerful effect on the brain in general and attention in particular
- The latest research on how physical activity helps improve ADHD symptoms
- How exercise acts like a stimulant medication to increase neurotransmitter levels
- Case studies of how exercise improves learning and motivation
- Exercise routines that are especially effective for patients diagnosed with ADHD
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Meet the Expert Speaker:
John J. Ratey, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an in internationally recognized expert in neuropsychiatry. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books, including the groundbreaking Driven to Distraction series with Ned Hallowell, M.D. With the publication of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection.
John Ratey, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Specialist Panel.
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