Exercise helps increase brain health in kids with autism, ADHD
Exercise is important to stay away from many health problems. A new study has proved that exercise benefits children with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Good amount of physical activity will help children to feel better and more energetic! The study highlights on how brain health and physical activity are interrelated.
Physical activity also helps the child to stay away from depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Children with autism and ADHD might face these problems quite often. Hence, helping them to work out and engage in physical activities will be a good relaxation to the child.
According to the study, only very few children with autism or ADHD engage in physical activity. Only 35% of 5- 17-year old children and 62% of 3-4 year-olds gets sufficient exercise. Rest of them have still a long way to go!Games like scramble, jumps, bending exercises and throwing and slamming weighted objects are some of them.
Children with autism and ADHD have much potential. Lack of exercise can also make children moody and inattentive. They will not be able to showcase their talents or skills. Helping them to work out and engage in physical activities will only make things better for the child!