Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often experience behavioural and cognitive challenges, with evidence showing that those with ADHD may even experience greater cognitive benefits from a dose of exercise than those without ADHD.
Exercise has powerful effects on brain function and structure and can be effective for individuals with ADHD. Evidence suggests a positive association between increased physical activity and ADHD symptoms, particularly behavioural and cognitive improvements.
Currently, medication and behaviour modification techniques are commonly used to manage the symptoms of ADHD. Physical activity and exercise can help to support these treatments and can have multiple physical and mental health and well-being benefits for children with ADHD.