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"This provides some very early evidence that exercise might be a tool in our nonpharmaceutical treatment of ADHD. Maybe our first course of action that we would recommend to developmental psychologists would be to increase children's physical activity."
"To date there really isn't a whole lot of evidence that schools can pull from to justify why these physical education programs should be in existence. So what we're trying to do is target our research to provide that type of evidence."
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Pontifex, M. B., Saliba, B. J., Raine, L. B., Picchietti, D. L., & Hillman, C. H. (in press). Exercise improves behavioral, neurocognitive, and scholastic performance in children with ADHD. Journal of Pediatrics.
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