Diet and Weight Management Strategies for Adults with ADHD

Losing weight is never easy, but for adults with ADHD it can be particularly difficult to shed those extra kilograms. Kathleen G. Nadeau (Ph.D.), writing for ADDvance, believes the reason for this is that “many diet plans are very ADHD-unfriendly”.


Pets and ADHD

Having pets in your life when you have ADHD is very beneficial not only in reducing unwanted ADHD symptoms, but also for your overall physical health and happiness. While you may be thinking, “but I can barely take care of myself, let alone another living creature,” it has been my experience that adults with ADHD make fabulous pet owners. While they may struggle with the stresses of life, their pet’s health is never compromised. Far from it.

Here are five reasons why having a pet is good for you if you have ADHD:



City2Surf - Support ADDults with ADHD with your participation

Your support means a lot to us, so we want to let you know that there is another great opportunity to continue to make a difference by competing for ADDults with ADHD at the upcoming Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac.

By creating an online supporter page for ADDults with ADHD as part of your participation in the City2Surf, you can help us raise money.

The City2Surf is the world’s largest run, and in 2014 raised over $4.5 million for charity.

Remember you don't have to RUN. Walkers are very welcome too! This is a healthy and fun way to help us and you.


Exercise, Sport and ADHD

"Exercise is good for all of us. Not only does it add to our health and well being, but striving to be physically fit teaches us many other skills as well. For the child or adult with ADHD, exercise and sports can help reinforce teamwork, discipline, cooperation, and how to work toward a goal. Plus, physical activity often increases self-esteem and satisfaction with life." (CHADDarticle on Exercise, Sport and ADHD)

Doing it with thousands of other people like in the Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac can be an amazing experience. Having the goal to complete the City2Surf even just walking can provide an incentive to do the preparation and build up fitness on a daily or weekly basis.



Apps for ADHD Minds

An interesting article from ADDitude Mag: Use the power of these smartphone apps to manage ADHD symptoms ranging from distractibility and disorganization to poor sleep and overflowing creativity. More Focus, Less Distraction


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