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The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

 

The Globe and Mail: Wendy Pauls, 41, is at her happiest when she is running, mountain biking or paddling in the great outdoors. Her favourite places to exercise are through rolling countryside or on a wooded trail.

“Fitness and fresh air go very well together!” says this life coach and personal trainer, who lives in Baden, near Kitchener, Ont. Ms. Pauls believes the colour green has a calming effect on her and that exercise outdoors is good for the soul. Besides, she says, “the scenery distracts you so you can forget how hard you are working.”

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