Exercise can be hard. It can be especially difficult from a time management perspective. You have a hard enough time getting everything done already so how can you exercise? If you have ADHD, however, you need to work exercise into your routine. Exercise can help you focus, learn more and simply feel better. Recently, I have been listening to the audio book for Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, M.D. In the book, Dr. Ratey explains why and how exercise helps the brain in his book. I leave the detailed neuroscience explanations to Dr. Ratey, but some of my key lessons so far are that
Convinced that exercise can help with your ADHD symptoms? If not, PLEASE go read more about Dr. Ratey’s work and the impact of exercise on our brains. If you are convinced, how will you incorporate exercise into your daily life? As adults we talk a lot about “kids these days” and their lack of exercise. Unfortunately, it isn’t just kids though – we as adults have too much screen time as well. By exercising just 30 minutes per day, 4 days per week, we can make a positive difference in our brains.
Here are some ideas to get you started with your exercise:
What do you think? How will you work exercise into your routine?