If your goal is to increase your activity level, an effective tool for you to use is a pedometer. The Center for Living now has a basic model, Lifestyles Digi-Walker available for purchase. It is simple to use and does not involve any set-up procedures. A pedometer measures vertical acceleration – up and down motion – of your hips as you walk. Health and fitness professionals agree that a good goal is to work up to 10,000 steps/day. On average, most people need to walk 5 miles/day to reach this goal. Consider the purchase of a pedometer to help you measure and set goals for your daily physical activity.