Last night at the very end of Sari Solden’s Teleseminar through ADDClasses.com somebody submitted a question that we did not have time to answer. So I have decided to try and answer it here on my blog.
I know I NEED to exercise – how do I overcome the resistance to commit the time to do so?
Many of us with Adult ADHD become resistant to the idea of needing to do something or feeling like we should do something. We have to want to do something or buy into the reason for doing something. Understanding the benefits of exercising may a good place to start. I highly recommend Dr. John Ratey’s book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.
Also, understanding more about the resistance is a good idea. An ADHD Coach may be helpful when it comes to Adult ADHD and exercising. We recently did and ADHD Coach Talk show about ADHD and Exercise. If the resistance is more emotionally based or something deeper then it might be a good idea to speak to a mental health professional.
As you can tell from reading my blog and listening to the ADHD and Exercise show on ADHD Coach Talk, exercising regularly is also one of my challenges too! For me getting support from others has been very helpful!!