exercise for adhd management

    3 easy ways to get started and stay consistent

    There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of exercise for individuals with ADHD. Physical activity helps to manage hyperactivity in the brain and keeps an individual focused. The routine and discipline of a structured exercise program (e.g. sets and reps) help to foster concentration. An exercise professional can help immensely as someone is there not just for accountability, but also to ensure that correct technique is executed and the appropriate load is prescribed. A balanced program consisting of aerobic exercise, strength and flexibility can have many great benefits for improving quality of life.

    Here are 3 tips to help you get started and stay consistent in adding physical activity to your daily life:

    1. Always choose something that you enjoy. As exercise professionals, we always ask new clients what activities they enjoyed when they were younger. What sports did they play in high school? Is there an option to return to those sports? Start by just doing some research on activities available around you. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
    2. Start thinking about making exercise a part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth and making the bed. Start with just 10 minutes a day. Maybe a power walk around your block after your morning coffee? You don’t need to go for a one hour gym workout to reap the benefits of exercise. Every little bit helps. If you are not feeling motivated, consider hiring an exercise professional to help you stay accountable and increase your success rate.
    3. Come back to your “why”. Why do you want to start exercising? Usually, most people want an improved quality of life, a fitter/stronger body as we age and more energy to spend with our loved ones. Bringing yourself back to your reason of why you started and reminding yourself daily will help make getting out of bed easier. Physical activity also promotes brain health through memory, learning and mood. Completing small tasks in repetition provides a sense of accomplishment and boosts the attention span.

    Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training and Exercise Physiology Studio in the Heart of Melbourne CBD

    Workout tips for adhd adults

    Melbourne Yoga and Pilates (MYP) was created with the vision to have a central space in Melbourne CBD where people can have their injuries looked after while also getting fit, healthy and strong. Our focus is on tailored 1-on-1 sessions and our tertiary-qualified team focuses on providing safe and alignment-based consults around your goals.
    Our award-winning clinic is home to Melbourne’s best exercise physiologists, exercise scientists and Pilates instructors. Let our expertise and passion help you achieve your very best in their health and wellbeing and get more out of life. We stay up-to-date with the latest fitness trends and base our techniques and services on research-based evidence. Whether recovering from an injury or striving for specific fitness goals, our team is here to help. So why not contact us today and let us guide you on your fitness journey.