Thursday, January 19, 2012

ADHD Activities That Will Benefit Your Children's Health

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza at 3:30 AM
ADHD Activities That Will Benefit Your Children's Health

ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a disorder that is common to children and even to adults. It is demobilizing and hinders you from doing the normal things that you love to do and be the normal self that you want to be.


ADHD symptoms are characterized by hyperactivity, inability to pay attention, impulsivity, restlessness and failing to concentrate to just one activity.


When you look at it closely, this disorder not only is mentally taxing but it also takes its toll on your body. Fortunately, there are already a lot of ADHD activities that may help in reducing the symptoms and allowing a person with ADHD perform ordinary task in an efficient way.


If you are anxious to know what these ADHD activities are, we have listed down some of the activities that were found to be effective and beneficial.


Running


You might think that running is already a manifestation of ADHD, how can this help your child? Children, ADHD or no ADHD, are basically active and full of energy.

They need to "run off" that energy after being cooped up in a restricted setting like the classroom. They need to burn the excessive energy that they have so that they wouldn't feel excessive anxiety and restlessness.

Games


Indoor games are not such a good idea for children with ADHD. Try doing fun outdoor games. If he prefers, jumping, running or climbing trees, design a game in such a way that they will do that but at the same time learn the value of teamwork, patience or perseverance.


Sports


Traditional sports like basketball, baseball or volleyball may not be appreciated by an ADHD child. The rules for sport activities like these are too many. An ADHD child may have some trouble following instructions, especially if it is listed down for them. Try sport activities like biking, swimming and hiking. They can learn new things without putting too much restriction on their behavior.


Hands-on activities


If you plan to take your child on a trip to somewhere educational like a museum or a zoo, make sure that there are hands-on activities that they can do. Pick a museum that will enable them to touch the things shown and not just looking. If you choose to bring them to a zoo, make sure they will be able to play with some of the animals.


These are just some of the ADHD activities that you and your child can do. These activities can be beneficial in bringing out the best in your child. Of course, this method is even more effective if paired with a natural treatment like a homeopathic treatment.


If there are right activities for your child, then there is also a corresponding right treatment for that, a homeopathic treatment that contains essential elements like arsen iod that can improve their concentration so that they can focus more on their activities, learn more and assists the development of their brain.

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