Aranas - Exercise - Nameplate IOR 2020.pdf
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Exercise Prescription for ADHD

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  • When you climb a mountain or
    practice yoga, your brain releases
    several important chemicals in the
    brain. These chemicals affect focus and
    attention, which are stunted in
    individuals with Attention-
    Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    (ADHD). ADHD is characterized by
    inappropriate levels of inattention,
    hyperactivity, and impulsivity and
    should be treated as soon as possible
    as it can cause problems in the home,
    school, workplace, and with
    relationships. While there is no cure
    for ADHD, the two forms of
    treatment that help manage the
    symptoms are medication and
    behaviour management therapy.
    However, these treatment options
    may not be accessible to everyone
    due to effectiveness and financial
    constraints, respectively. Physical
    activity may offer an alternate
    pathway. The aim of my research is to
    explore how to best utilize physical
    activity to improve the lives of
    individuals with ADHD. Physical
    activity is a sustainable, cost-effective
    approach that can be an option for
    many individuals and families. This
    image symbolizes the power of the
    mind and exercise combined. With it,
    I want to empower individuals with
    ADHD and their families to conquer
    their mountains.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International