MedicalXpress | Physical activity is beneficial for children with ADHD.

“There has long been a popular consensus that physical activity is good for children with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity [ADHD] because, by definition, these children are constantly moving. But no empirical study has validated this belief… until today,” says Claudia Verret, an Université de Montréal kinesiology graduate. As part of her doctorate, she has shown that a 10-week physical activity program can significantly improve the cognitive behaviour and functions of children aged 7 to 12 struggling with ADHD. Continue.