Last year, Americans averaged 31 minutes a day. We have been culturally conditioned to believe that ‘time is money’. The philosopher Heidegger explored this is to be as defined by period. He thought that an analysis of period provided us insight into our nature, our getting. Can something as essential as our character, our extremely being, be defined by cash? Is our existence measurable in dollars and cents? One response to these questions emerges by voluntary simplicity. Voluntary simplicity describes an activity whereby people opt out of the harried life of modern day living, and choose to live a more frugal, simple lifestyle.Half were designated to an after-school fitness program called FITKids, while the additional half were positioned on a wait-list. The FITKids group participated in moderate to vigorous exercise during regular classes over a nine-month period. Participants wore heartrate pedometers and monitors which demonstrated they averaged 4,500 steps during approximately 70 minutes of exercise. The exercise program ‘was designed for the true way kids prefer to move,’ Charles Hillman, a professor of kinesiology and community wellness at the University of Illinois and lead author on the study, said in a press release.’They performed short bouts of workout interspersed with rest more than a two-hour period.’ The regimen was based on the kid and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Wellness exercise program, which was originally funded by the National Institutes of Health and is now used in schools across the country.