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 a collection of research that shows exactly how much exercise is needed to improve executive function in seniors. Executive functions allow us to stay organized, finish tasks, prioritize tasks, and control our behavior and attention. The results showed that moderate exercise such as walking is acceptable, however, it must be done consistently every week and done on a long-term basis.