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NEW Workout Trend – The Mindful Workout

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Exercise used to be just about sculpting our bodies, burning calories, and improving our physical health. Now research has shown that we also need exercise for a healthy brain. If you have ADHD, regular exercise may be especially helpful since it can improve focus and cognitive processing. The latest trend in workout classes integrates Mindfulness…

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Is it ADHD or Slow Processing Speed?

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Slow Processing Speed (SPS) is the time it takes for individuals to take in information, process it, and respond. The information processed can be visual, verbal, or motor. In the article Slow Processing Speed: Signs & Solutions for a Misunderstood Deficit, Dr. Ellen Braaten discusses the difference between SPS and ADHD symptoms.  She also provides tips on…

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Did Cookie Monster have ADHD? ūüć™

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Poor diet & ADHD. Is there a link?  Is it possible that a poor diet can cause ADHD? The short answer seems to be, no. However, recent results from a study featured at MedicalXpress.com showed that children with ADHD are more likely to have a poor diet.  The article states, ‚ÄúResearchers found that more ADHD symptoms at age…

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Can Playing Outside Cure Your ADHD?

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Spring gives us the opportunity to play outside and get our green time. By green time, we mean outside activities with lots of grass and trees and very few buildings. Studies have shown that spending time in green environments can help improve ADHD symptoms in both children and adults. One study, conducted by Taylor and Kuo, indicated…

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Can the Spice, Saffron, Improve ADHD Symptoms?

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There are many online discussions about which natural supplements can be used to improve ADHD symptoms. New research conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences is claiming that the spice, saffron, produces the same results as Ritalin in ADHD children 6-17 years old. This was a short-term study of 6 weeks with 54 patients. The researchers used…

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Why Exercise Should be Part of Your Retirement Plan

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The symptoms of ADHD affect our attention, memory, and executive functioning. These symptoms may become worse as we reach retirement age. Scientists are still researching exactly what brain changes cause executive function to decline in old age.  However, studies do indicate that consistent exercise can help us delay this decline. A recent report by Medical News Today reviews…

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45 Treats You Should Eat & Share.

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Valentine‚Äôs Day is known for giving the gift of chocolate and snacks filled with sugar. We do this because we want to show our family and friends how much we love them by giving them something special. Sugar does not cause ADHD. However, if your loved one has ADHD, eating excessive amounts of sugar may…

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