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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Great Ridge Restoration: MPs and mountaineers discuss how to Mend Our Mountains and Ways

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27/09/2017

The Mountaineering All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) exists to promote the sporting and recreational interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers; to raise awareness of the physical and social benefits of mountaineering; and to campaign for sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Why climbing benefits mental wellbeing

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11/04/2016

Often known for its boosts to physical wellbeing, climbing doesn’t often make it into the big headlines for mental health benefits. But for Beth Thomas, it couldn’t have been more important. Read on to hear her full story.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Why hill walking is the ultimate hangover cure

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01/01/2016

Happy New Year you brilliant BMC bunch! Oh, what’s that? Feeling a tad worse for wear this morning? Get out from underneath that duvet - we’ve got the answer to New Year’s Eve overindulgence right here…
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Ten reasons why hill walking is better than the gym

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24/12/2015

As if you needed them….
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Mental Health Charter signed by BMC

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26/03/2015

The BMC has signed The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation to help remove stigma and prejudice around mental health.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

National Obesity Awareness Week: walk and climb into shape

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13/01/2015

Obesity is the big issue this week, with National Obesity Awareness Week encouraging the nation to make a new year's resolution to improve our health. We take a brief look at how climbing and walking can help tackle obesity. And don't miss adventurer Will Gadd's inspirational ode to action and movement on BMC TV.
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MEDICAL

Health benefits of climbing and hill walking

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23/07/2014

The health and well being benefits of the great outdoors (and climbing indoors) are numerous. As well as the physical benefits, there are many mental health and social benefits.
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GENERAL

Six surprising scientific facts about walking

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30/06/2014

It helps you cope at work, 'heals' your brain, makes you more creative and it could even be better for you than running. Here are six ways walking could be more powerful than you realise.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Climbing out of depression: Jake's story

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06/02/2014

For 40 years Jake McManus suffered from serious psychotic depression and has been searching for answers to his mental illness all his life. A year ago he discovered climbing and since then his depression has slowly been lifting and life has turned around for his family.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Farm reforms: healthy countryside, healthy people

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18/12/2013

The government has the opportunity to spend £600 million on improving access to the countryside, boosting the rural economy and helping reverse the worrying decline of British wildlife. It should not be missed, the BMC says.
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