Small amounts of exercise can improve adult ADHD symptoms

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exercise bikeA study from the University of Georgia found that a small amount of exercise can help to reduce ADHD symptoms in adults.

Researchers asked 32 men with elevated ADHD symptoms to cycle at a moderate intensity for 20 minutes on one day, then to sit and rest for 20 minutes as a control condition on another day. Prior to cycling or sitting, the participants were asked to perform a task that required them to focus. Researchers noted the participant’s movements, mood, attention, and self-reported motivation to complete the task.

Researchers note that the participants felt motivated to perform the task after exercising. Participants reported feeling less confused and fatigued, and instead felt more energetic. Movements and performance on the task did not change after exercising, rather the exercise helped the men feel better about doing the task.

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