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ADHD Misunderstood

BLOG ADHD misunderstoodRecently, an article posted by theconversation.com stated, “Myths and stigma about ADHD contribute to poorer mental health for those affected.”

With more than 6 million (9.4 percent) of children in the U.S. having an ADD diagnosis and approximately 4 percent of American adults (as many as 9 million people), it is hard to believe that ADHD is still misunderstood. However, it is.

The myths and misunderstanding can have a variety of negative effects including the development of...

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Dehydration and ADHD Symptoms

drink water boyJust two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun without drinking fluids could be enough to blunt concentration, according to a new study.

Hydration research by the National Institute of Health says: “Water, or its lack, can influence cognition. Mild dehydration impacts important aspects of cognitive function such as concentration, alertness, and short-term memory.”

In the past, health professionals have told us that we need eight 8-oz glasses of water per day. Ongoing research...

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The Covid Slide & Summer Break vs. Your Child’s Academic Performance

blog 25052021Did you know that over the summer break the average student loses one to three months of math and reading gains made over the prior year? Academic losses are so common among students that educators have given the phenomena a name: Summer Brain Drain. This makes starting the following school year difficult.

Academic losses associated with sequestering for Covid and online schooling have now been dubbed the “Covid Slide.”

However, as reported by EducationWeek, “Education leaders are already...

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Your Brain on Yoga

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There are so many reasons why you should!

You have heard the reasons why you should do yoga. It lowers stress, helps you sleep, improves flexibility, keeps your heart healthy, AND IMPROVES YOUR BRAIN!

Twenty minutes of yoga improves the brain's ability to quickly and accurately process information (even more so than running does), says a study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

"While most exercise gives you a choice to either zone in or zone out...

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