An active kid is a healthy kid, and that is especially true for kids with attention deficit disorder. Exercise can be one of the best natural ways to help control raising dopamine and norepinephrine baseline levels in the brain. But finding the right activity for your child's unique set of symptoms is the key to promote happiness and self-confidence and avoid meltdown mode.
The increased dopamine produced through exercise can help improve attention and focus in people with ADHD, but that's not all: “Exercise also produces endorphins, the 'feel good' chemical in the brain,” Golding said. Exercise also helps children and adults get rid of restless energy, which is a symptom of ADHD.