Diet and ADHD

Food affects every area of our lives. Aside from just being fuel for our bodies, we use food to cheer us up (don’t deny it), treat ourselves (that Baskin Robbins sure looks good), celebrate (chocolate cake for the promotion!), and so much more. Food affects not just our weight, but our overall health, and this includes our emotions, functionality, and behavior. The following, according to various sites, is true for individuals with symptoms of ADHD.

From MSN Healthy Living:

The B vitamins have been linked to improved neural activity and are great at reducing stress, both useful for children with ADHD. Good food sources of the B vitamins are nutritional yeast, liver, whole-grain cereals and breads, rice, nuts, milk, eggs, meats, fish, fruits, leafy green vegetables and soy.

From WebMD:

Eat fewer simple carbohydrates, such as candy, corn syrup, honey, sugar, products made from white flour, white rice, and white potatoes.

From activebeat:

Omega 3 fatty acids have been known to significantly decrease ADHD symptoms in many children. Tuna is a phenomenal source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Using tuna to make things like wraps, sandwiches and pasta salads for kids’ lunches is a great way to try and help control their symptoms

Please note, EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT! Anything listed here may or may not work for your child and are only intended as general guidelines. You and your child know what does, and doesn’t work best.

Over the course of 12 weeks, NeuroFit professionals will work with children and teens that suffer from symptoms of ADHD in the Conquer Program. While children learn things like how to make friends, manage impulsivity, and how to deal with rejection, healthy eating at home and at school can only help the skills taught during the social skills and executive functioning sessions.

For information on the Conquer Program, visit us online at http://www.voltfitnessusa.com/adhd-program.html or call us at 201-857-4768.

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Can you feel the love? – Fitness with Passion

Barney

Sometimes its a little bit sickening how friendly we are here at VOLT. This cynical writer sometimes can’t take that morning sunshine of smiles and even hugs! Seriously, where else do you see trainers hug other trainer’s clients?  And everyone is still cool with it? The community and family feeling is definitely here. All the time. Everyday. This writer has never heard so much laughter on the gym floor. On any gym floor! Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of struggling faces and grunts along with the laughter, but still the laughter wins.

Weight Lifting Hamster
Do you even lift?

Then again, its a lot better than having Miley Cyrus’ playlist being pumped through the sound system or random shouts of “YEAH BUDDY” after a weight has been dropped on the floor. It just goes to show that the trainers, every trainer, is here to make sure each client reaches their goal and maintains it. I suppose there are things worse than a happy gym. Frankly, who wants to go to a gym where the staff are unfriendly, and the atmosphere is cold? I guess that’s why I keep coming back. Aside from the fact that I get paid.

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Excuse our dust… literally.

"Hey everybody" "Norm!"

Things have been on the move here at VOLT FITNESS, and we’ve been amazed at how a few changes have made a big difference. What “wows” us even more, is that our client base has grown amidst the flying dust and numerous “wet paint” signs. When asked, what keeps you coming, most have commented that it’s the atmosphere in the gym. We’ve been told that the staff is friendly and quickly become like family. Clients don’t feel intimidated but motivated. They find a friend from the ownership down to the trainers. The writer of this post can attest to that. We do have something of a cheers atmosphere here.

"Hey everybody" "Norm!"
“Hey everybody” “Norm!”

Next reason, is our knowledgeable staff. Our trainers know what they’re doing. You won’t find any meatheads here, mindlessly yelling orders out to their clients. There is a trust built between the clients and their trainers. The front desk personnel has in fact seen a drastic change in many of the people who come through our doors and its not just a physical change they see. There is a confidence boost, there is excitement when the clients see their trainers and that same excitement is heard in the voices of the trainers as they great their next appointment with a hollering “WOOO!!! YOU READY?! LETS DO THIS!”. Occasionally some clapping accompanies the holler. (Get the image of a clapping gorilla out of your head.)

Gorilla Clapping
I mean it! Clear it out of your mind right now!

If the author of this post didn’t work here, they would join the gym themselves. In this person’s experience, gyms aren’t necessarily the most fun and inviting place to be. The tightly grouped machines, blaring club thumping music, the super cut absurdly fit members anointing the equipment with their glorious sweat, and the overly pseudo enthusiastic (or blatantly apathetic) staff members don’t exactly scream “please, come in and use us to drop some lard”.

Now I know many may read this and think “GYMS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE FRIENDLY THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE HARDCORE RAAAAAWWWWRRR (insert gym rage here)”; but if you’re just starting out and feel completely insecure (which many do, no matter what size, shape or level of fitness they are), none of that is encouraging. The rows of machines give the sense of a fitness factory, where the unfit rodents line up and mount the treadmills that are tightly packed together, and power the facility while doing their best to tune out the fact that there may be someone right next to them putting in double the amount of effort they are. Excuse me while I catch my breath.

Although this will sound like a catchphrase on ‘roids, VOLT FITNESS puts the personal touch in personal training.

Even with the advent of Small Group Personal Training, everyone still gets individual attention. The best phenomenon we’ve seen is that those who were once strangers, become friends in these small groups. Who knew? You can work with strangers and find friends as well as a great workout that wasn’t mass produced.

So if you’re in Bergen County, and need a gym where you feel free to get fit and would like to make some friends along the way, give us a call and come in for a free session. Or just come in to say hi.

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