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The great outdoors can put a spring in your workout
The great outdoors can put a spring in your workout

Sometimes you don't feel like going to the gym. You're just not in the mood for the same old climate-controlled scene, bad music, boring equipment. Besides, on a beautiful Southern California day, why be stuck indoors with a bunch of bicycles to nowhere? But that's no reason to forgo fitness. Just step outside. You can skip the gym and get the same — or better — benefits, experts say. A walk in the park "When you exercise in nature, your mind and body must negotiate elevation gradients and surface textures — grass, sand, stones and tree roots," says Amanda Joyce, a West Los Angeles certified personal trainer. "These enhance body...

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