Tuesday's Thoughts: A Fitness Inspired Math Lesson

by Glenneth on July 5, 2011

I am guilty, like a lot of people, of claiming that there just isn’t enough time in the week to exercise. Per the Mayo Clinic, everyone should “aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.” So, I started playing with some math.

There are 10,080 minutes in a week (7 days x 24 hours x 60 minutes). If you work out 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week that is 210 minutes. That is only 2% of the minutes available in a week.


So, to put this in perspective and break down even further:

If you work 8 hours per day – that is 33% of your week.
If you sleep 7 hours per day – that is 29% of your week.

That totals: 62% of your week.

Where are you spending that other 38% of time? Surely you can find 2% of your time for exercise. You are worth it! I am worth it! And our bodies need it!

Looking at these numbers (and pictures made of me over the 4th) has re-motivated me to do my 210 (and more) minutes per week.

Can you give yourself 2%?

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