The ADHD Healthy Living Summer Challenge

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A study out this week in the Journal of Attention Disorders suggests that an approach to ADHD emphasizing healthy living may significantly improve symptoms. Since ADHD undermines executive function, the skills we need to plan and sustain routines, it’s no surprise that it affects sleep, nutrition, and exercise, as well as pushing kids towards an unhealthy relationship with video games and technology. In other words, ADHD gets in the way of itself, pushing kids away from the exact habits that would improve their ADHD in the first place. The authors propose, though it’s yet to be proven, that a radical lifestyle change would have a significant positive impact on ADHD.

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