The internet has been buzzing with the evidence that regular exercise could be the new medication for children diagnosed with ADHD and adults diagnosed with ADD. Early studies show that children who undertake regular exercise have a better working memory, a more effective ability to stay focused and better cognitive flexibility (switching between tasks). Not only does exercise help children with attention control problems it helps improve the academic performance of those who don’t have attention control problems.
For some more information on these studies take a look at the following articles; The New York Times published Exercising the Mind to Treat Deficits, Psychology Today covered Exercise is ADHD Medication and The Atlantic published Exercise is ADHD Medication,
Maree has over five years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety and in the development of safety standards, training workshops and improvement initiatives. She is passionate about health, safety and education. Maree, a mother of two children, has a Advanced Diploma in OHS and will be graduating soon with a B.Sc. (HSE) from Australia.