Can exercise help ADHD?

We all know that one child that plays up in class; they never seem to listen to instructions, are often easily distracted, have difficulties making and maintaining relationships with other children, and are in the principal’s office every other day. Maybe you are a parent of that child, or were even that child yourself!

Sometimes these children can be mislabelled as ‘problem kids’, who are either ‘lazy’ or ‘poorly disciplined’ by parents. But what if there is more going on than meets the eye?

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ADHD and Diet

Sugar free, gluten free, additive-free, paleo, Mediterranean, low salycilate…. With all of the many and varied opinions on diet these days it is easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to exploring diet and ADHD. Often the best approach is to start by looking at what scientific evidence is telling us…

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ADHD and The Importance of Good Sleep

Good quality sleep is vital for both general well-being but also especially brain health. While we sleep the brain “rests and repairs” helping to prepare us for the next day ahead. Studies show that sleep improves our cognitive function - Helping us to think better and faster, be more creative, make better decisions and solve problems, and improve our attention and memory.

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October Is ADHD Awareness Month

In honour of ADHD month, we are moving away from healthy brains for the moment and having a closer look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or as it's better known ADHD. In this article we will explore the disorder, what cause's it, symptoms associated with it as well as the treatment options available. 

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How To Make Stress Your Friend - Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by TED editors on the home page.

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