ADHD/ ADD and sport as help

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    ADHD/ ADD and sport as help

    So I am not yet sure if this shows be a question, a chat or a playground thread (I welcome your input here neilarey )

    ADHD people work different than others and it's very hard for many to control impulses and there are suggestions, having one vent to just let go of your control , helps a lot ; if any one does have simar or contrary experiences please comment .

    I want to try it out and I am currently searching for sports that just enable to loose control ;
    I am currently looking at starting martial arts, but I am open to other suggestions too

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    While I would consider myself a mild to moderate case of ADD I use trail running as my complete release. My brain wanders where ever it may please and I just run, sometimes fast, sometimes slow as it is just whatever my body wants to do. The only bit of focus I have to use is where I'm putting my foot next, beyond that I'm lost in my own world.

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      Originally posted by Azercord View Post
      While I would consider myself a mild to moderate case of ADD I use trail running as my complete release. My brain wanders where ever it may please and I just run, sometimes fast, sometimes slow as it is just whatever my body wants to do. The only bit of focus I have to use is where I'm putting my foot next, beyond that I'm lost in my own world.
      TBH I really coul never get into long distance running because it gets boring and teadious so quick
      but I thoughr about doing parcour

      PS: neilarey I had a broken mention in the original post and wanted to ask your opinion where this belongs

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        Hi! I do believe that martial arts can be a great help in dealing with ADHD, but not necessarily or not only in a "really let loose" fashion. I mean, yes, the conditioning part is often fast-paced and varied and I'm sure it helps to burn off some energy, but otherwise, your brain needs to be all there. For kata/tao lu/hyong, it takes concentration to learn new movements and repetition to commit them to memory, and in partner work, someone could get hurt if one partner just "lets loose". On the other hand, I believe the mixture between the concentration, order and contol required in a dojo on the one hand and the possibility to do something to exhaustion on the other can be very helpful. As martial arts can be practiced very differently, I'd recommend going to look at several dojos and see if what they do suits you.

        Parkour could also be a great idea. As fas as I'm informed, many people with ADHD need new stimuli very frequently, and Parkour will provide that and will be something that forces you to concentrate and be in the moment because otherwise you'll get hurt.

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