How Exercise Can Help with ADHD (and How to Actually Do It)

Better Brain, Better Game!

Exercise is one of the most-suggested natural treatments for ADHD, and for good reason. Experts agree that exercise is not enough to replace stimulant medication, but it can affect the brain in the same way. For those with ADHD, it can be difficult to exercise regularly. I’ll share some tips that might help.

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Ratey, J. J. & Hagerman, E. (2008). Spark: A revolutionary new science about exercise and the brain. Little Brown & Company


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