A Structured Exercise Program Can Benefit ADD/ADHD Patients
A diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) provides numerous challenges for both the patient and the family. Recent studies have discovered that an effective tool in dealing with these disorders is an understanding of the relationship of neuroplasticity to these disorders. A structured and long term program of physical exercise improves neuroplasticity, thus impacting the effects of these disorders by improving brain function. (1) In addition to structure, the exercise program must incorporate new movement skills as it progresses, and define specific measurable goals to be accomplished. (2) The Learn to Move program does all of this and more.
The LTMA program provides a long term physical development plan that not only improves neuroplasticity, but also contemplates the physical consequences of growth and maturation. The Movement Skills Program benefits children from ages 6 on up in a manner that is appropriate for the physical changes occurring in the body.
The LTMA program provides a progression of exercises that are appropriate throughout these formative years, all of which are designed to challenge both physically and mentally. The result is the improvement of movement skills – proven to form a foundation for a healthy and active lifestyle – as well as the improvement of brain function and its ability to adapt to the changes brought on by ADD/ADHD. Its not a cure, but a structured program of physical exercise can have a tremendous impact on both the physical and mental well-being of those with the diagnosis.
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