06/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Recession-Friendly Dating: Take A Hike

Every week or so, this space throws out a fun relationship suggestion that's easy on the wallet. This time around, it's exercise.

First of all, exercise is a virtual panacea. Per research that I have no way of substantiating, sedentary lifestyles cause more deaths than smoking. A little exercise (say, sweating 3 times per week for 20-30 minutes per session) can have immediate results. Old wisdom says you feel the results (in terms of increased energy, decreased lethargy) in weeks and see results (if you're looking at my gut, I'm working on it) in a month.

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