Of course climbing is a fantastic physical exercise. It is a work out for your whole body, building strength and endurance. But did you know it can also be good to calm a busy mind.
As climbing is a challenge and you have to engage in problem solving, the boredom of exercise some people find when jogging on a treadmill simply isn’t there.
Studies show that climbing reduces the symptoms of depression, improves coping skills, and reduces anxiety more than other kinds of physical activity.
The mental aspects of climbing, such as decision-making, planning, and focus, reinforce the neural pathways in your brain and can improve overall mental function.
Are you worried about failing at work or a new project? By learning how to cope with failure when tackling a wall in a safe environment, you build the skills to challenge your fear of failure and more confident in taking risks and trying new things.
Climbing is particularly good for children and young people. A fast paced life and constant pressures to achieve can be a lot of stress on little shoulders. Rock climbing requires children to be fully focussed and concentrate on the immediate task. This mindfulness, by living in the present moment, can reenergise children and they can leave being able to face their situations with a clear head.
Last week Summit Up hosted its first Business Breakfast. Seeing so many people and businesses from the Oldham Community join us was great. Aklakur Rahman kindly spoke at the event which I can safely say blew everyone away. Akke is the first British Muslim to have summited Mt. Everest and his video and speech inspired everyone.
Climbing is not only a thrilling and adventurous activity, but it also offers numerous benefits for children. Whether it's scaling rock walls or navigating indoor climbing structures, kids climbing is an excellent way for children to build confidence and develop essential physical skills. In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons why kids climbing is a fantastic activity for young ones.
A parent of two fantastic NICAS students explains why climbing is their new found sport, what NICAS entails, and the range of benefits it provides for her children.