Physical ADHD Exercises
For those with ADHD, exercise can be as simple as going for a walk, or taking the dog for a walk if you have one. This can help to burn off some energy, and depending on where you are walking it can also be quite relaxing. Relaxation is something that usually doesn’t come easy for those with ADHD, so this may be the right exercise for you if you have difficulty with this. Practice and patience will pay off when it comes to learning relaxation and what works best for you.
If you need a bit more of a physical release, you may want to consider joining a sport group, or if your child is the one with ADHD, there are plenty of school sports programs they can enroll in. This will give you more of a physical boost in energy at first, as the exercise releases endorphins, but after just a little while you will start to feel calmer and more relaxed while the body replenishes itself after the rigorous activity. Some of these groups may be more competitive than others, so take the time to try out a few and find the group that works best for you. You are doing this to help yourself, not add more stress.
Even daily chores can be a form of physical exercise, so don’t put off raking leaves, mowing the lawn, or making beds until tomorrow – doing it today may just help you relax, and getting things done can help take a few things off your mind to help you feel better.