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Resource: Exercise and ADHD – What Does the Research Say?

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There has been many studies on exercise and ADHD that indicate a possible beneficial effect on functional outcomes for children with ADHD. A recent meta-analysis research study was completed and published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

After searching various databases, studies reporting on the effects of physical exercise on motor skills and executive functions in children with ADHD were identified. Ten publications were selected to be included in the meta-analysis on exercises and ADHD.

Following data analysis the researchers reported that:

there was a significant effect of exercise on ADHD functional outcomes.

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