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Exercise

As a young child, Olympic champion Michael Phelps was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Phelps had serious problems concentrating in school, focusing on his work and sitting still.  His mom got him involved in swimming as a way to deal with his endless energy.

Exercise is not a cure for ADHD, but it certainly has many beneficial physical and psychological effects. You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer or exercise for forty-five minutes a day to gain tremendous benefits.

Try this:

Start a family routine of walking around the block after dinner. Try to be sure that you and your children get some exercise every day.  If your child is not athletically inclined, look for some recreational leagues in your community where all children participate, regardless of their abilities.

 

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