Life Extension Suggestions
The following lifestyle changes may be helpful:
- Diet. Aim for a well-balanced diet. Avoid unnecessary simple sugars. Use specific elimination diets only in partnership with a physician. People observing elimination diets are likely to need supplementation with vitamins, minerals, and possibly other nutrients.
- Exercise. Moderate to vigorous physical activity is beneficial for all children, but especially for children with behavior disorders. Try moderate-intensity activity for 30 minutes almost every day and a minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous activity 3 to 4 days a week.
- Mind-body techniques. Try massage, biofeedback, and meditation. Avoid information overload. Some children with ADHD benefit from predictable, rigid schedules.
In addition, the following nutrients may be helpful. Please note that the dosages provided below are for adults.