Four Ways To Be Healthy, Psychologically and Physically, Even With ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 675


Staying Healthy Isn’t Really That Hard 

 Here’s the four most important things you can do for yourself (and for your family), in order of importance.  ADD ADHD makes it harder, but you can be healthy.

  1. Stop smoking.
  2. Exercise.
  3. Meditate (yoga, tai chi, prayer, mindfulness, etc.).
  4. Omega-3 fatty acid daily (be sure the label shows more EPA than DHA).

See, that’s not so hard.  But with ADD ADHD, you’ll need strategies to help you stick with it.

There are many other things you can do to promote your physical and psychological well-being, but these are the most important four.  I’ll list some of the others in the next post. 


Bonus Link:

57 lose weight tips – very good!

Joke O the Day:

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Control freak, now you say “control freak who?”

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Is exercise a dirty word?                                        Find something you like, not a horrible chore.

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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6 Responses to Four Ways To Be Healthy, Psychologically and Physically, Even With ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 675

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  3. could one consider exercise to be their particular form of meditation?

    what exactly is meditation, and what is it supposed to accomplish? i feel like it’s one of those things that a Google search couldn’t answer



    • where – good question. maybe, sometimes, for some people, exercise could be meditation, but i think mostly not. when i used to jog, sometimes i could go into a trance and could jog twice as far – those were the days – but i dont think thats meditation.
      what is it? hard for me to define. its a different mind state, achieved by many different approaches.
      wikipedia – Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content,[1] or as an end in itself.[2]

      The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion,[3] love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration[4] meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.

      The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs.[5] Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure,[6] depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way—for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of that training.

      thank you for contributing your comment


  4. vicki – Right! I needed to include sleep in that list. will try to catch it next post.
    sounds like you are adding more structure? that has to help
    thank you for commenting


  5. Vicki says:

    Hi Doug, I think there are 5. Well, I don’t smoke, so maybe 4 for me. My number 1 is get enough sleep.
    I am working on this. I don’t want to take sleeping pills, which has been suggested. So I’m doing the rest of your list so that I can be calm and fall asleep. I also have trouble with maintaining a set time to go to bed, since I don’t have a job I’m having to get up for. So I’m trying to be consistent with when I do go to bed, which involves working backward to eat dinner, do my qi gong practice, and shut off electronics an hour or two before I go to bed.
    Like that repeated line in Analyze That – “It’s a process.”


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