Exercise Can Help Hyperactivity

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By Molly Clifton

Short bouts of intense exercise seem to boost self-control.

Researchers in the Netherlands found acute physical activity helped improve inhibition control, which is  important for the regulation of behavior and emotions.

They think the exertion boosts blood flow to the area of the brain responsible for higher functioning.

They say exercise may be a useful treatment for hyperactivity and autism, conditions linked to impaired higher brain functions.
 



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