EAST LANSING, Michigan (dpa) – Children benefit from half an hour’s exercise before school, a US study has found.
Boys and girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in particular were better able to concentrate, count and read after the exercise.
Even at home, the children were signifi-cantly quieter than without the exercise.
For the study carried out by Michigan State University and the University of Vermont, scientists observed around 200 primary school children over a period of 12 weeks.
They focused mainly on children with signs of ADHD, such as inattention, mood swings and difficulties with social interaction.