Research paper on Effects of Exercise on ADHD

S. Mehta and other researchers (2011) expanded previous studies concerning the impact of yoga on the treatment of children with ADHD. They focused on the study of high school students to test the impact of the proposed system of physical exercises that was based on yoga. All participants were volunteers, who suffered from ADHD. They used the suggested system of physical exercised based on yoga. The researchers found positive changes in subjects involved in the study and attributed these positive changes to yoga practices. As a result, the authors conclude that the suggested system of physical exercises based on yoga system is worth implementing to treat ADHD.

7. Fundamental Movement Skills in Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Authors:  Chien-Yu Pan, Chia Liang Tsai, Chia-Hua Chu J Autism Dev Discord (2009) 39:1694-1705

Chien-Yu Pan and other researchers (2009) conducted the study dedicated to the analysis of the impact of physical activity on children with autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. To put it more precisely, the authors explored movement skills of children with ADHD to find out the correlation between those skills and the progress of their disorder. The authors arrived to the conclusion that motor skills can affect the development of ADHD in children. The better motor skills are developed the better is the condition of children with ADHD. However, the authors fail to provide specific system of exercises and recommendations on the use of physical exercises to develop target motor skills and to improve the condition of children with ADHD.

8. The Active Classroom:  Supporting Students With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Through Exercise Authors: Christopher F. Mulrine, Mary Anne Prater, Amelia Jenkins

C.F.Mulrine and other researchers focused on the development of physical exercises program for children with ADHD. The authors involved children with ADHD in their study to test the effectiveness of the suggested program of exercises. However, the researchers did not provide any alternative program of physical exercises that prevent the adequate comparison and understanding of the overall effectiveness of the suggested program of physical exercises for the treatment of children with ADHD. Nevertheless, the study conducted by the researchers has proved the efficiency and positive effect of physical exercises on the condition of children with ADHD.

9. Relationship of aerobic fitness and motor skills with memory and attention in preschoolers (Ballabeina): A cross-sectional and longitudinal study Authors:  Iris Niederer, Susi Kriemler, Janine Gut, Tim Hartmann, Christian Schindler, Jerome Barral, Jardena j. Puder (2011) Niederer et, al. BCM Pediatrics 11:34

I. Niederer and other researchers (2011) studied the impact of aerobic fitness on memory and attention disorders in preschoolers. The study involved preschool children who suffered from different disorders, including ADHD. After the study, the researchers revealed positive effect of aerobic fitness on children with ADHD. However, no other physical exercises system was tested in the course of the study.

10. The Brain Gym Option for Hyperactivity, ADD, E.H., L.D. and FAS, (1990) Australian Journal of Remedial Education, 26 (1).

The article explores the correlation between physical exercises and ADHD and similar health problems. The study concludes that physical exercises can help individuals with ADHD to improve their condition and, therefore, exercises can be used in the treatment of ADHD. However, no specific exercise systems were compared in the course of the study.

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