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Exercise Is ADHD Medication

The improvements in this case came in executive control, which consists of inhibition (resisting distraction, maintaining focus), working memory, and cognitive flexibility (switching between tasks). The images above show the brain activity in the group of kids who did the program as opposed to the group that didn't.

Read the article on The Atlantic

Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

As pointed out in the article, exercise increases dopamine as does high-dose fish oil. Perhaps putting physical education programs back in schools, eliminating driving kids to school instead of having them walk to school and taking their fish oil before leaving for school may be a better, low-cost solution to ADHD than increased drugs and special-education classes.

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