ADHD and Exercise

One of the best things we can do for ourselves is exercise. Even if we haven’t yet experienced this for ourselves, abundant research demonstrates that exercise helps to:

  • Regulate your appetite
  • Regulate your weight
  • Improve your sleep
  • Improve your mood
  • Reduce symptoms of menopause
  • Improve your sex life

And, according to Dr. John Ratey, it’s also good for your brain. He says that 20 minutes of aerobic exercise is like giving yourself a little hit of Ritalin and a little hit of Prozac, helping you to achieve a focused relaxed state of mind. Additionally, new research is strongly suggesting that exercise can help the brain learn and stay young by developing new neural connections and optimizing existing ones, even if you’re old! Check out this very readable article from Newsweek. Click here for the link.