The benefits of exercise for children (or adults) with ADHD are many! For example, researchers compared the responses to 3 types of treatments: the participants, ages 7 to 12 years, walked for 20 minutes in a park, 20 minute walk in the neighborhood, and 20 minute walk in a
well-kept city environment. These events took place 1 week apart and were completed in a random order. Children who walked in the park had better concentration than in the other 2 environments! The researchers concluded, “‘Doses of nature’ might serve as a safe, inexpensive, widely accessible new tool in the tool kit for managing ADHD symptoms.” Walking in the sunshine for 20 minutes will also help your child make vitamin D which is often low in children with ADHD!
Read more about exercise and vitamin D in my new book, Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Solutions for Hard-to-Raise Children. Remember, it’s cheapest if you go to Google Books!