Potential of physical exercise in improvement of symptoms of ADHD





Motor and physical activity, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, cognitive disturbance, intervention, pharmacological treatment


Exercise plays a primary role in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Much of the scientific literature claims that the effects of physical activity, movement and sport act on the reduction of the main symptoms of ADHD, also improving executive functions. In this review, we offer a brief overview of the potential that exercise has in improving the symptoms of ADHD, both in the short and long term. Indeed, it has been found that the positive effects observed after acute aerobic exercise are promising, while studies relating to long-term physical intervention are still few and far between, although in both cases benefits are found, in general, for the person.



How to Cite

Caso, F., & Maietta, M. C. (2022). Potential of physical exercise in improvement of symptoms of ADHD. Formazione & Insegnamento, 20(1 Suppl.), 019–034. https://doi.org/10.7346/-feis-XX-01-22_03