I have to exercise every day. Partly out of necessity, and partly because the dogs would stage a mutiny if I didn’t walk them twice a day. When I exercise, my ability to focus improves, and I sleep more soundly. Exercising raises the amount of dopamine in the brain. Since people with ADHD have a low level of dopamine, we need all the dopamine boosts we can get. 🙂
I run, swim, bike, do Pilates, yoga, work in the garden (yes, this can be a good workout), and walk the dogs (Toby and Lucy say this is most important). I had the benefit of growing up with athletic parents, so we were always outdoors and active. However, even if you don’t have a history of regular exercise, it’s never too late to start. Even taking a walk around the block counts as exercise.