Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ADHD and Exercise

Prior to my ADHD diagnosis, I found that my symptoms were reduced after exercise.  On a day when I took no medication, I did vigorous exercise for half an hour.  An hour later I did a PASAT.  The results were similar to my results on medication.

Although it was done on rodents, I think tests showing chemical changes in the brain after exercise are applicable to humans too.  I think it also make sense that the genetic basis of ADHD makes us want to get up and go, and when we do we feel better.

I think I'll try doing a few minutes of exercise in the mornings before my meds kick in.  It will help my symptoms a bit, and it's good for my health!

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