I recently purchased a podometer from Walmart. A podometer is a device that measures the number of steps walked. On average i walk about 4000 steps i.e. when i am not making an effort. For example a walk from port authjority to my office on 7th, 42nd street avenue is about 500 steps. I started keeping track of my steps on this free website http://www.walkertracker.com. The site keeps track of your average, totals, had nice charting abilities. Too loose weight one needs to average 10000 steps. The tops i have done walking is about 8000 steps!