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TOPIC: My Top Four Reasons to Exercise

My Top Four Reasons to Exercise 16 Feb 2013 14:33 #40

My Top Four Reasons to Exercise
Posted March 23, 2010 by Laura Rolands of My Attention Coach

Spring is finally here! The recent good weather in Michigan inspired me to write about getting more exercise for this month’s article. Sure, you can exercise indoors and I have friends who run outside all year, but there is nothing like getting outside for some exercise in the fresh spring air. It is so invigorating!

While I traditionally thought about exercise from the traditional “I need to lose a few pounds” perspective, I recently began reflect on other benefits. Here are my top four.

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As physician and author, John Ratey, M.D. writes, increasing your exercise can help to increase the brain’s norepinephrine and dopamine neurotransmitter levels. Increasing these neurotransmitters can help increase attention levels for both children and adults. For me as an Attention and ADHD Coach, this reason alone gets me excited to start moving more! Exercise is a great way to complement the many other things you can do to improve ADHD symptoms. (see http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/print/3280.html for more information)

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