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Moving Mountains is a national conference in cooperation with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the mental health charity, MIND, which explores the less obvious benefits of being physically active whilst managing a chronic health condition.
The conference explores ways of helping chronic diseases sufferers motivate themselves and start exercising or playing sport to improve their conditions. It also looks at how to motivate the mentally ill, how to encourage those with chronic conditions, how to help them build an ‘exercise habit’, in other words how to incorporate exercise into a busy life.
The 2015 conference looked at the correlation between mental health and exercise. In 2016 it focused on motivation with Baroness Tanni as its keynote speaker alongside a host of other contributors including Scarlett McNally (Author: Exercise the Miracle Cure, 2015) and Zoe Margolis — The Girl with the One Track Mind.
Moving Mountains has the three following objectives:
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson — Britain’s Greatest Paralympian
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, between 1992 and 2002 she won the London Wheelchair Marathon six times.
Since retirement Tanni has become an influential voice in sport administration, politics and society. She is Chair of ukactive, President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Chancellor of Northumbria University, a UNICEF ambassador and a Transport for London board member. In 2010 she was elevated to the cross benches of the House of Lords and with a special interest in youth, health, sport and disability has made significant contributions to debates on welfare reform, sports governance and assisted dying.
Johan suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and yet is a Marathoner, Ultra-marathoner & Ironman.Profile
An alumnus of Churchill College, now studying medicine at UCL, Ben will introduce Zoe Margolis.Profile
Dr Adrian Crisp will Chair the Moving Mountains conference. Adrian is a Fellow of Churchill College.Profile
Scarlett is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and author of the report ‘Exercise the Miracle Cure’ (2015)Profile
Ken Siddle's main field of research is the biochemistry of insulin and insulin-like growth factors, including their receptors and intracellular signalling pathways and the dys-regulation of their actions in ...Profile
Director of the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) and Research in Sport and Health Sciences.Profile
Find out what some of our 2015 delegates and attendees thought about the 2015 Moving Mountains conference.