Working Out ADHD in Kids


How does exercise help manage symptoms of ADHD in children?

For children with ADHD and their parents, it can be difficult to manage symptoms with medication or psychotherapy alone. Research suggests that exercise can help manage symptoms of ADHD as well as improve general mental and physical wellbeing in children.

In this video we outline the neuroscience of ADHD and how exercise can be used as adjunctive therapy to help alleviate symptoms in children. We will present recommended exercise guidelines and a sample exercise plan that can be used to experience the benefits.

This video was made by McMaster students Arthiga Arumugarasan, Kruti Bhakta and Divya Tamilselvan in collaboration with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program.

Copyright McMaster University 2021.

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