I do some of my best thinking when I’m out cycling and just the other morning, I was thinking about how little of an amount of time is needed to improve one’s health and fitness. As I was heading into my final minutes of my 60 minute ride along the shore, I started to do a little quick math. As we all know there are 52 weeks in a year, seven days in a week, 24 hours in each day giving us 1,440 minutes per day. Multiply those minutes over seven days and there are 10,080 minutes each week and 524,160 minutes for one full year. Now, if you were to dedicate roughly 100 minutes each week….a mere 1% of your time to performing some form of exercise that stimulates your muscles, heart and lungs then you would certainly be able to see improvement in your health and fitness. Now here’s the cool part, you can spread those 100 minutes of exercise over the week by performing some type of strength and aerobic activities over two, three or more days, mixing and matching strength and cardio or dedicating specific days for each. Hell, you can even break them up and do one activity in the morning and the other in the evening. The choices are unlimited. So, maybe start off with one half of one percent (50 minutes each week) and see how it goes and build up from there.