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ADHD Kids, Martial Arts, and Executive Functioning

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Attention Talk Radio

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As Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark, says: “If exercise could be put in a pill, it would be the ADHD drug of the century.” Exercise is remarkably good, especially activities like martial arts where there's a level of executive functioning required. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) talks with Peter Johnson, professional martial arts instructor (www.sanbrunomartialarts.com). They talk in depth about martial arts and how it’s doing much more than just helping kids learn martial arts; it's also helping them improve their executive functioning, which explains why so much of Peter’s practice has grown by helping kids referred by counselors. Peter also shares his experience with the unique marriage that took place when the martial arts teacher and a psychologist teamed up together to write a book to help parents with kids. If you’re the parent of a kid who’s struggling with ADHD, this episode can give you a new insight.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder, including managing symptoms of ADD for adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by Jeff Copper, attention and ADHD coach, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works. Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to www.digcoaching.com.