Exercise good for kids with attention disorder

exercise kidsNew York:  For kids suffering from attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD), daily aerobic exercises before school can help reduce symptoms of inattentiveness, moodiness and difficulty in getting along with others in the classroom as well as at home.

“Early studies suggest that physical activity can have a positive effect on children who suffer from ADHD,” said Alan Smith, chairperson of the department of kinesiology at Michigan State University.

“Results indicated that all participants showed improvements. Children with ADHD risk receiving exercise benefited across a broader range of outcomes than those receiving sedentary activities,” Smith noted.

The study appeared in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

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