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#9 Executive Function @ Home Activity

All Ages
Work Out At Home
Areas Develop: Focus, Working Memory, Mindfulness, Motor Skills, and Mental Flexibility

When we exercise, we are not only strengthening our bodies but also our minds. We train our minds to filter out distractions, hold our attention on the task at hand, and to develop self-control.

Your gym may be temporarily closed and that can make it challenging to maintain a work routine. However, that does not have to stop you! You can use different objects in your house for weight resistance or simply train by doing bodyweight workouts. You can still get that great workout from the comfort of your own home. It is great to exercise daily. A daily exercise routine at home will keep your body healthy, your mind sharp, and your stress level in check.

Here are some @ home exercise ideas:

Push-Ups: These are great for the body, and only require a little floor space. While you are at home, you can start working on different areas of your body in little time! Push-ups target your chest muscles, shoulders, triceps, and abdominals. There are so many different variations of pushups to provide any workout an added challenge. If you are a beginner, watch a tutorial video to ensure that you are practicing correct form.

Sit-Ups/Core Workouts: Doing sit-ups and variations of core exercises will help you build a strong core! Start out with the basic sit-ups and build from there. Similar to pushups, core workouts can be done from the comfort of your own home with little floor space. Planks are great to add to the end of any work if you really want to feel the burn.

Yoga: Yoga is wonderful for the body’s flexibility, core, and energy. It allows you to practice mindfulness. We are aware that mindfulness can help us manage our ADHD symptoms because it allows us to filter out distractions and focus on the now. Grab your yoga mat and try the different styles to find the best one for you!

It does not take a lot of time to get the proper workout! Schedule time in the morning, evening or throughout the day to get your body moving. Taking exercise breaks throughout the day will not only get your body active but will also engage and energize your mind! By incorporating exercise in your daily routine, you will begin to see positive changes in your life. You will have better focus, better reaction time, and better overall health.

Make certain the whole family schedules movement and exercise into their day.