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Enjoy the great outdoors — on a treadmill [news]

As scientists sing the praises of fresh air and exercise, a reporter is put through her paces at an outdoor gym. Scientists from the University of Essex have said that just five minutes of exercising in the open air could improve your sense of wellbeing, as well as increasing life expectancy and warding off mental illness.

Apparently, open air gyms are on the up. The Great Outdoor Gym Company, by far the biggest maker of outdoor gym equipment in the UK, has installed 104 gyms across the country since launching in 2007, as well as several in Holland and Spain. This year it plans to open 150 more in the UK.

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