Now, let’s look at physical conditioning.

Almost any sport, or workout, will do a lot to keep those muscles tuned and tingling. Pursue any that appeals to you - tennis, backpacking, handball, in-line skating, swimming, brisk walking, bicycling, rock climbing, or golf - and you’ve met the first requirement of conditioning.

Remember: It’s important to keep those muscles working on a regular schedule and for 30 minutes, minimum, per workout, at least three times weekly. You say you’d like to add three days of exercise or an especially vigorous summer sport to your schedule only there’s so much work, and you’re so busy, and you don’t have the time and. . . and nonsense. Take the case of Paula Zuckerman, a Manhattanite who’s also a dedicated skier. Knowing there are times when she can’t go for a fast 3-mile walk she makes it a practice to trudge up and down from her apartment three times daily. Of course, she only lives on the 17th floor, so it’s no great strain.

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