Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Sleep in Children With ADHD.

Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Sleep in Children With ADHD. J Phys Act Health. 2019 May 05;:1-7 Authors: Tandon PS, Sasser T, Gonzalez ES, Whitlock KB, Christakis DA, Stein MA Abstract Background: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for poor health and obesity. The authors describe obesity-related movement behaviors in children with ADHD, determine higher risk groups, and compare with children with other disorders. Methods: Physical activity (PA), sleep, and screen time of children with ADHD (aged 6-18 y) were compared with recommendations and with behaviors of children with autism, asthma, and a normative group using 2011 National Survey of Child Health data. Results: Approximately one-third of children with ADHD participated in daily PA and half in sports in the past year. Older children with ADHD were less likely to get daily PA, get enough sleep, and limit screen time to
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

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