97 – Exercise for ADHD with Dana Kay
97 - Exercise for ADHD with Dana Kay
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We often hear about the challenges that come with ADHD, but what’s not always talked about is that there are natural, fun, and effective ways to manage these challenges. Exercise and sports can be transformative for kids with ADHD.

In this episode, we’re going to explore how exercise and sports can not only boost physical health but also bring remarkable benefits to the cognitive and emotional wellbeing of children with ADHD. Discover how exercise can enhance focus, reduce impulsivity,  improve mood, and even improve self-esteem.


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 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[3:10] What research tells us about the benefits of exercise for ADHD

[7:43] Guidelines for how much exercise kids need at various ages

[9:14] Fun, creative ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life with your family

[17:47] Ways for preschoolers to get exercise

[18:26] Ways for school-age kids to get exercise

[18:52] Ways for tweens/teens to get exercise


Memorable Moments:

“From enhancing focus and reducing impulsivity to improving mood and self-esteem, the impact of regular physical activity is profound.”

“Not only can regular physical activity help in managing symptoms like impulsivity and attention difficulties, but it can also play a role in improving cognitive functions and even brain structure.”

“Just like everything in life, the way you approach physical exercise is all about attitude…be sure to frame physical pursuits as something fun and never a chore.”

“To encourage exercise as a family, plan unstructured activity into your family time.”

“If you make it a priority, your kids are more likely to do the same. Make it a habit to incorporate physical activity into your day, every day.”


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