One of the hallmarks of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ) is fidgety, restless behavior. That's why many kids with ADHD wiggle and squirm whenever they're asked to sit still for any length of time. To release that restless energy, kids with ADHD need to get plenty of exercise . Research is finding that staying active not only lets kids with ADHD burn off steam, but it also can help with issues such as:
lack of focus
poor social skills
When used along with traditional ADHD treatments such as stimulant medicines and counseling, regular fitness can have a positive impact on a child's ADHD symptoms .
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ) is a common condition that affects children and adolescents and can continue into adulthood for some. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 3% to 5% of children have ADHD. Some experts, though, say ADHD may occurs in 8% to 10% of school-aged children. Experts also question whether kids really outgrow ADHD. What that means is that this disorder may be more common in adults than previously thought.
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