Being largely spineless and lazy, it is hard for me to put into practice what doctors advise -- exercise. But today, while walking my body around the block, I found a small companion to urge me along -- The Heart Sutra, one of Buddhism's favorite chants.
One step for each syllable ... Kan ji zai bo sa ... and so forth. Since I am used to chanting it at a fairly brisk pace, my walking pace was forced to keep up. I got through it twice and added a three-round version of Great Vows for All (Shu jo mu hen sei gan do...), more slowly and in accordance with my lagging legs before I reached my stoop once more.
We'll see if the pepper-upper quality persists as the days progress.