Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you are less likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Certain food sensitivities (commonly those caused by sugar, sweeteners, artificial food colourants, and other additives) may impact ADHD symptoms. Consider an elimination diet to identify any food sensitivities affecting ADHD symptoms in children.
- Consume foods that are rich in Iron, such as spinach, beans, grains, dried fruit.
- Consume more foods that are rich in Zinc, such as chickpeas, meat, oyster, etc.
- Consume foods that are rich in Magnesium, such as spinach, kale, avocado, banana, raspberries, peas, broccoli.
- Add more O-mega 3 to your diet, which can be found in tuna and salmon.
- Stop screen time at least 1 hour before bedtime to reduce blue light usage, which disrupts sleep. This includes smartphones, tablets, TV, computer and video gaming devices.
- For children, set a bedtime routine by telling them a story or singing them a song before bedtime.
- Avoid totally or do not take caffeine, alcohol, nicotine or other stimulants in the evening.
- Reducing the dinner portion may help with better digestion and better sleep quality.
- Avoid taking a nap in the middle of the day.
- Create a sleep conducive environment by sleeping in a quiet, dark and cool ambience
- you are recommended to use ear plugs or eye mask if necessary.
- Develop a pre-sleep routine by having relaxing activities and avoiding stress related work.
- Establish a consistent sleep schedule to have a set biological clock.
- Regular physical activity has been reported to decrease the severity of ADHD symptoms.
- Don? stick to only one workout routine. Explore more exercises like martial arts, basketball, dance, muscle learning, aerobic, etc.