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Don’t Forget Gym Class! ADHD and Exercise.

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yoga kids Many of you are busy setting up your child’s home school schedule.  Your dining room has become a classroom.  Your child’s school schedule is in front of the computer with a series of Zoom meetings.  It is easy for all of us to get distracted sitting in front of a screen.  Just imagine how difficult it is for your child with ADHD.

Exercise is an essential part of everyone’s daily schedule.  But it is important now more than ever to make certain you have “Gym Class” scheduled into your child’s routine.

The Washington Post cited a study completed in 2009 in which “researchers found that as little as 20 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise at 60% of maximum heart rate improves academic performance in children – immediately.”

Pre-adolescent kids walked on a treadmill for 20 minutes and afterward were administered cognitive tests. (The pace was easy enough that no child dropped out).

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