Possible Cognitive Benefits Of Acute Physical
Possible Cognitive Benefits of Acute Physical Exercise 4
Journal Article Review
Name: Emad Almuashi
Instructor: Ted Trzynka
Class: KHS110 Health Science
Introduction of the Article
The article possible cognitive benefits of acute physical exercise in children with ADHD by Vivienne Grassmann addresses the enhanced impact of physical exercise on executive functioning’s. The research problem being addressed is as to whether physical exercise is the remedy to ADHD a familiar developmental experienced during childhood and how intense should this exercise be submitted. Where analysis has been drawn from exercising children with the disorder ADHD. Drawing from Grassmann’s arguments there is substantial evidence to prove that a given amount of exercise can act as a remedy to the disorder ADHD. The study, however, cautions on the intensity in which the physical exercise should be impacted where adverse exercise indicated limited to no changes on children with ADHD while acute physical exercise proved to be of great help.
Speculating from the abstract of the article issues with regards to the relation between ADHD have been addressed. The author begins by explaining the importance of physical exercise by relating it to academic performance. The author says physically active students tend to perform better In academics this sentiment seems to be echoed by sparks article titled how physical activity affects academic performance. In his article, he criticizes the current system of education relating underachievement from the students to forced sitting I classrooms without adequate time for physical activity. The bond of contention, however, comes in where the article is centered more on physical activities rather than the disorder. One can quickly dispute this theory by introducing a remedy that balances neurotransmitters. According to (Grassmann, 2017) neurotransmitters are the chemical components used to transmit signals within neurons in the brain and body in which stimulants work as more preferred remedies of ADHD to physical exercise. This is so because stimulants assist in focus and ignoring distractions as compared to physical exercise that only works as a remedy if supplied in limited quantity what the author describes as acute.
Summary of Methods
The methods used in conducting this study are as useful regarding providing a clear roadmap towards understanding the research. Under this section, it is essential the author understand in depth the amount of information and who will be required to participate so that the exact results produced can answer the questions posed. In this case, the author used past reports evident by her stating that the database was used to find articles published in the 80’s to 2003 that were related to the scope of this study.
The result guidance is grouped into two twos with the first duo analyzing the effect of egormetrc bicycles on hyper vs. non-hyper children. Results, however, indicated no difference in cognition after exercise. The next analysis was on an acute physical exercise on children with the disorder ADHD under medication against those under no medication (Ludyga, 2018). Results indicated contradiction with the first research where both improved reaction time and vigilance. There was, however, a sign of a decrease in impulsivity.
With the study results able to correctly demonstrate how acute physical exercise can be of great help to both children and adults suffering from ADHD, therefore, should be encouraged especially to those who cannot meet up the cost of medications. The study, however, has some loopholes that may impact its general authenticity
First, we have the intensity to which physical exercise can benefit a person who has ADHD. The report, however, doesn’t touch on the level of physical exercise involved it only talks about acute and intense physical exercise where acute is sidelined as being beneficial towards ADHD regulation while intense is perceived as beneficial only on bodybuilding. Notably, the long-term physical exercises might, in turn, affect acute physical exercise impact on regulating the disorder.
According to the report, ADHD is categorized into 3. We have inattentive, hyperactive and combined. It could, therefore, be reasonable enough for the author to include such details in her study since there might be attention for vigorous exercise on both children and adults suffering from the disorder categorized under combined.
Change in behavior pattern among the children taken as samples for the study may have affected the outcome of the study thus affecting people’s behavior after a close monitory (Grassmann, 2017). The study would preferably be done on the usual routine of the sample individuals selected to get more accurate and reliable data. The time given for the study was also concise to get reliable data.
All in all the study indicates the positive effects of an acute physical exercise on CF of kids who have ADHD. It cuts across from reaction time, vigilance to problem-solving as well as improvement in a set shift. Generally, the results from the study indicated the importance of physical exercise at an acute level as a remedy for ADHD.
Ludyga, S., Gerber, M., Mücke, M., Brand, S., Weber, P., Brotzmann, M., & Pühse, U. (2018). The acute effects of aerobic exercise on cognitive flexibility and task-related heart rate variability in children with ADHD and healthy controls. Journal of attention disorders, 1087054718757647.
Grassmann, V., Alves, M. V., Santos-Galduróz, R. F., & Galduróz, J. C. F. (2017). Possible cognitive benefits of acute physical exercise in children with ADHD: a systematic review. Journal of attention disorders, 21(5), 367-371.