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New study says exercise good for kids with ADHD

from Chicago Sun-Times

A few minutes of exercise a day can help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder do better at school, according to a small new study. The findings suggest that exercise could provide an alternative to drug treatment. While drugs have proven largely effective in treating children with ADHD, many parents and doctors are concerned about the medications' side effects and costs. The study included 20 children with ADHD and 20 children without the disorder, ages 8 to 10, who for 20 minutes either walked briskly on a treadmill or sat and read. more


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