Free Webinar Replay: Move Forward: How Exercise Optimizes the ADHD Brain
In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how exercise optimizes the ADHD brain, with Patrick LaCount, Ph.D.
Solid evidence shows that exercise exerts powerful influence over the structure, function, and development of the brain in the short- and long-term. What’s more, mental health researchers have recently begun to examine whether exercise can be a tool for individuals to manage their ADHD. Indeed, exercise is associated with increased levels of dopamine and norepinephrine — two brain chemicals also stimulated by ADHD medications to induce improved focus, motivation, and mood.
More research is needed to fully understand the exercise-ADHD connection, but there are already many reasons why children and adults with ADHD should consider exercise as a supplement to therapy and medication. I will present the latest research to shed light on the benefits of exercise for individuals with ADHD, the unique challenges of engaging in exercise when you have ADHD, and strategies for how to overcome them.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The benefits of exercise on mental and physical health
- The neuropsychological factors that may make exercise particularly beneficial for people with ADHD
- The latest research on the benefits of physical exercise for children and adults with ADHD
- Strategies to help you overcome procrastination and lack of motivation regarding exercise
Webinar replays include:
- Slides accompanying the webinar
- Related resources from ADDitude
- Free newsletter updates about ADHD
- An opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance
Certificate of Attendance
Attendees who successfully complete a survey after watching this webinar will be eligible to receive a one hour certificate of attendance. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on February 12, 2020.
Meet the Expert Speakers:
Patrick LaCount, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. His work focuses on the manifestation and treatment of ADHD in adolescence and early adulthood. In addition to publishing scientific papers on traditional cognitive-behavioral and skills-based treatment approaches (e.g., time management), Dr. LaCount studies how health behaviors—particularly physical exercise—can be leveraged to improve the self-management of ADHD and the health of teens and young adults with ADHD. His research has received recognition from the scientific community, including receiving grant funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the Young Scientist Research Award from CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD). Dr. LaCount is passionate about the translation and dissemination of science to the ADHD community and is a research consultant for the “How to ADHD” YouTube channel.
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