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Teens Boxing and ADHD

Check out how Boxing can help to tackle ADHD in Teenagers.


While boxing­inspired fitness classes for teenagers are often seen as a way of toning muscles, burning stubborn fat and creating healthy habits, the benefits of boxing training extend far beyond that. Boxing can help improve hand­eye coordination, balance, and reflexes. It also helps increase strength and endurance. It is an excellent form of cardio exercise, which can help improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, Boxing is a perfect way for teenagers with ADHD to channel their excess energy and improve their life skills. Here is how Boxing can help manage ADHD.



What is ADHD? ADHD is one of the most common developmental disorders of childhood associated with an ongoing pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD can interfere with daily activities relationships, causing difficulties at school and home. ADHD begins in childhood and can continue into the teen years and adulthood. [1]


For many teenagers, ADHD is a challenge. They may have problems paying attention in school and controlling their impulses. Teens with ADHD are more likely to engage in impulsive, risky behaviours and other unsafe activities.


While ADHD can be challenging, it is not insurmountable. Although there is no cure for ADHD, there are many ways of managing this disorder and improving functioning.


How Boxing can help teenagers to treat ADHD


According to the studies involving children with ADHD, there is evidence that, depending on the level of ADHD symptoms, long­term exercise at moderate to high-intensity levels leads to improvements in motor skills, cognitive function, behaviour and positively affects social and cognitive development. [2]


Boxing classes for teenagers are a fun physical activity that anyone can be part of. Especially teenagers with ADHD need plenty of exercises to perform better on tests of attention and release their restless energy. Boxing can help these teenagers focus on the task at hand, learn self­control, and develop discipline. In addition, it can provide a sense of accomplishment and boost self­confidence. It not only helps children focus in the short term, but it can also have long­term benefits by improving brain function. Boxing is a movement­intensive physical activity that helps get better sleep, critical for teens with ADHD.


Boxing Helps to Improve Concentration in Teens with ADHD When most people think of Boxing, they think of two people in a ring, throwing punches at each other. They don't think about the amount of strategy that goes into the sport. Boxing is a great workout that consists of many different techniques such as combinations, precise punch placement and effective footwork. It sets clear, consistent expectations, directions, and limits and requires a lot of focus. When teens are Boxing, they have to be aware of everything that is going on around them and make quick decisions. Regular boxing­inspired workouts can gradually develop the ability to focus in teens with ADHD.


Boxing Helps to Improve Sleep Quality in Teens with ADHD

Teenagers with ADHD are more likely to have difficulty falling asleep, restless sleep, and nighttime awakenings. Sleep is crucial for our physical and mental health. The brain makes new connections, stores memories, and repairs cells during sleep. In addition, sleep helps us process information and consolidate learning. Lack of sleep can lead to decreased productivity, poor decision making, and increased stress levels. A good night's sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind.


Adolescents that regularly attend boxing classes can notice the improvement in sleep. This is because Boxing is a high­intensity cardiovascular activity, proven to impact sleep quality and one ability to fall asleep relatively faster.


Boxing provides an outlet for excess energy for Teens with ADHD Boxing provides an outlet for excess energy building up in young people with ADHD. They tend to feel hyper and get in trouble more often for disruptive behaviours when they don't have a way to release all that excess energy. A boxing class is a great way to remove all that surplus energy, get the anger out, teach impulse control and channel emotions. All in a positive, constructive and healthy way without hurting anyone while providing a sense of accomplishment.



Boxing and ADHD Conclusion. There is no one­size­fits­all approach to managing ADHD, but incorporating a boxing workout into your treatment plan may benefit teenagers with ADHD. It has been proven that exercise increases blood flow to the parts of the brain responsible for thinking, planning, emotions and behaviour. Regular boxing classes for teens can significantly help to improve these areas. Are you, your child or your friend dealing with ADHD? Come and join us at The Box London if you live in London. Try a complimentary class on us and see how training can help you manage the disorder. To book, please click here and quote TBL15. Trusted Sources : [1] Centres of Disease Control and Prevention [2] US National Library of Medicine



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