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Ballet North: Ridilin No Better Than Exercise

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From Ballet North Coppelia Dress Rehearse 2

Ballet North in Kansas City noticed on Monday November 22nd, 2008 during Fox4TV's 10 pm broadcast a story concerning an area elementary school participating in a 3 year study about the effects of Ridilin vs exercise on the use of ADHD students. It was found that regular 5 minute exercise breaks throughout the school day resulted in 30% less Ridilin use by students who had been prescribed the drug.

This advocates VERY strongly for parents putting their collective feet down and making elementary aged school children take up and stick with physical activities instead of reaching first for a drug. There are two parts to a Ridilin prescription: the hyper-activity of the child and the hypo-activity of the parent(s) in many cases just not wanting to be the "bad guy" and force the child to do what is actually the healthiest choice for her or him: get into and stick with physically demanding activities. This author for one was a hype…