How Rock Climbing Does Your Mind — And Body — Good

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By Abigail Wise

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Ascending a cliff, boulder or even an indoor rock wall requires a large amount of physical strength and endurance. Some conquer climbs through nutritious meals and campus board pull-ups. Meanwhile, for some diehard climbers, that endurance was historically powered by canned beans and a wide variety of snacks from the Tioga Gas Mart outside of Yosemite.

But with or without the gas station nibbles, there’s no doubt that climbers know a thing or two about a healthy lifestyle. Here’s how rock climbing helps you lead a happier, healthier life.

Rock climbing builds muscle and endurance.
Contrary to what many beginners may believe, ..more    

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