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How exercise is alternative medicine for Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
ADHD is a disorder characterized by lack of proper coordination of the in the neurocognitive mechanisms. The use of exercise in managing ADHD requires proper understanding of the neurocognitive mechanisms that are underlying the specific behavioral symptoms. The function of the working memory is the major issues attributed to ADHD. This means that the difficulties associated with lack of concentration is purely attributed to memory problems. The working memory helps an individual to concentrate on multiple things at the same time. In this case a person is able to keep one thing in mind while working on another. The working memory also helps in recalling previously stored information on demand.
People suffering from ADHD have a deficiency in some regions of the brain and the neural system that control the processing of attention. Self perceptions are poor to those with ADHD. Some physical exercises have been found to stimulate parts of the brain that are associated with the ADHD making the patients to remain active for a period of time
There are many ways in which exercises are carried out to help in the management of ADHD. These exercises are conducted with the guidance of a qualified therapist. In addition parents can involve children with ADHD with various exercises at home. Playing is one of the methods that are used by therapists and health officials to help children suffering from ADHD. Play therapy is designed to help children resolve psychological difficulties that are prevalent with individuals suffering from ADHD. Through the use of play therapy, children are able to realize near optimal growth in the parts of the brain that are associated with ADHD. Play therapy is considered to be effective in helping children with ADHD to develop creativity in their reasoning and gain clarity when dealing with issues. Studies have shown that play therapy is an effective way of dealing with children who have disruptive behavior in school and those who lack concentration both of which are symptoms associated with ADHD. Cognitive strategies therapies are forms of Exercises that are focused on regulating the directional behaviors. In these exercises strategies are first formulated to determine the way an individual can be easily assisted. A strategy involving behavioral inhibition is used to help in the suppression of impulses that leads to unwanted behaviors in those with ADHD. Lack of behavioral inhibition in children with ADHD is associated with deficiencies in some parts of their brain and lack of proper functioning in the brain. The exercises act as stimuli to these parts of the brain. Motor training is an example of cognitive therapy that is administered to children with ADHD. Motor training has been observed to be effective in facilitating the development of and stimulation of some parts of the brain that are associated with ADHD. For instance the movement of hand in controlling other motor can be important in development of brain and proper coordination of the neural system.