Early school sports reduce ADHD symptoms for girls in later years

Girls who played after-school sports in elementary school seem to have fewer symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder once they reach middle school, a new study suggests.

The research included both boys and girls, but the effect of sports on attention and behavior symptoms was only significant in girls.

“Girls, in particular, benefit from participation in sport when it comes to ADHD symptoms,” said lead author Linda Pagani. She’s a professor at the University of Montreal School of Psychoeducation in Quebec, Canada.

ADHD is a condition that includes ongoing patterns of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity — issues that interfere with a person’s functioning or development, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.

ADHD signs and symptoms include: Making careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work or during other activities; having difficulty paying attention in tasks like a lecture or lengthy reading assignment or during play; seeming not to listen when spoken

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Girls on the Run International Establishes Commission for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Charlotte, NC, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Girls on the Run International (GOTRI) announced the establishment of its inaugural IDEA Commission to support inclusion, diversity, equity and access across the national nonprofit organization. GOTRI designs programming that strengthens third- to eighth-grade girls’ social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills to successfully navigate life experiences. More than 2 million girls have participated in the program since it launched 24 years ago.

“This commission will help us deliver on our commitment to be a place where all people feel welcome, worthy and empowered,” said Elizabeth Kunz, CEO of Girls on the Run International. “Staff and volunteer leaders from throughout our organization were intentionally selected to ensure a wide range of perspectives and experiences are brought to the

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SQ Medical Supplies’ ‘Facing Our Youth’ Campaign Pledges $100,000 and Face Masks to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

— PPE Supplier Partners with National Organization to Help Kids, Teens and Families Stay Safe —

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and SQ Medical Supplies, provider of personal protective equipment (PPE), today announced the launch of the “Facing Our Youth” campaign where SQ Medical Supplies pledges to donate face masks and $100,000 in support of the organization that serves kids, teens and families throughout the country.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America and SQ Medical Supplies partner to help kids, teens and families stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Graphic: Business Wire)

With cold and flu season around the corner and concerns mounting about a shortage of PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SQ Medical Supplies partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help protect young people and their families during this critical time.

“Kids and teens

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Red Stars’ Gorden launches nonprofit to help Black girls

Published 1:46 p.m. ET Sept. 25, 2020 | Updated 2:22 p.m. ET Sept. 25, 2020

Sarah Gorden tells the story often, about how she was a kid playing on a club soccer team when an opponent called her a racial slur.

“I was raised around white people in a white community,” said Gorden, who is multiracial. “And I had never really looked at myself in that light until moments like that — then really you take a step back and be like, ‘Wait a second, I’m a what?’”

The defender for the Chicago Red Stars is harnessing that shock and pain by using her voice. But she also wants to go beyond the social media statements and T-shirts to do something to really lift up Black lives.

Gorden, 28, has put her focus on mental health for young women of color in launching her nonprofit organization, HoodSpace. A play

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