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Measurement of the Effect of Physical Exercise on the Concentration of Individuals with ADHD

March 21, 2015

This study shows that intense exercise can improve the attention of children with ADHD and may help their school performance.

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Symptoms of Major Depression in Middle Childhood

February 01, 2017

The prospective relation between physical activity and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-defined major depression in middle childhood is unknown, as is the stability of depression. We therefore aimed to (1) determine whether there are reciprocal relations between moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior, on one hand, and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition defined symptoms of major depressive disorder, on the other and (2) assess the extent of stability in depressive symptoms from age 6 to 10 years.

ADHD and Exercise

February 23, 2023

Statistically, between 5 and 11 percent
of children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD,
although some people are diagnosed at an older age. Medication and behavioral
therapy are typically used in its treatment; however, studies have shown that
exercise can also have a positive impact and may be as effective as medication.

A Physical Activity Program Improves Behavior and Cognitive Functions in Children With ADHD

December 21, 2011

The objective of this study is to explore the effects of a moderate- to high-intensity physical activity program on fitness, cognitive functions, and ADHD-related behavior in children with ADHD. Method: Fitness level, motor skills, behaviors, and cognitive functions are assessed by standardized tests before and after a 10-week training or control period.

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