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Why your retirement plan should include exercise

The symptoms of ADHD affect our attention, memory, and executive functioning. These symptoms may become worse as we reach retirement age. Scientists are still researching exactly what brain changes cause executive function to decline in old age.  However, studies do indicate that consistent senior exerciseexercise can help us delay this decline.

A recent report by Medical News Today reviews a collection of research that shows exactly how much exercise is needed to improve executive function in seniors...

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Retirement and ADHD. Strategies to Help.

Recently ADDitude Magazine shared strategies for ADHD individuals who are retiring and trying to maintain a structured and fulfilling life. How to Retire with ADHD: Structure, Stimulation, Purpose, discusses why many people who retire spend their time in the wrong places such as online shopping, daytime TV, and restaurants. The article reveals that these activities do not lead to a life of purpose and fulfillment after retirement. Strategies that will lead to a successful and enjoyable...

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Why You Should Have Green Tea & Dark Chocolate for Dessert Tonight

A healthy diet is a key component for cognitive development and improving our ability to focus. Nutritionists recommend filling our plates with fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. However, certain foods that contain antioxidants are especially helpful in managing ADHD symptoms.green tea

Research shows that Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) have specific antioxidants that improve cognitive processing, working memory, and brain function. OPCs are found in fruits, vegetables, and...

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The Decline of Play & The Rise in Childhood Depression & Anxiety.

Studies over the years indicate that the rates of depression and anxiety, especially among our younger generations, are sad girl poor self image SMincreasing year after year. Today estimates reveal that high school and college students are 5 to 8 times more likely to meet the criteria for major depression and/or anxiety disorder.  Recently Dr. Gray, from Freedom to Learn, analyzed why this trend is increasing in his article published in Psychology Today, The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental...

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