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Do I get a better workout by running outdoors or on the treadmill?

Ask the doctors Q. I often run on a treadmill rather than running outdoors, to avoid bad weather and save time. But am I getting a lower-quality workout? A. Die-hard runners sometimes swear by outdoor runs, claiming that the treadmill canít come close to an outdoor workout featuring wind, hills, and uneven terrain, which they say makes outdoor runs more challenging. But that doesnít mean you canít get the same…

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