I have heard that doctors recommend walking about 10,000 steps per day – which is roughly the equivalent of five miles. To see how my daily walking patterns measured up, I loaded this $0.99 pedometer onto my IPhone (and I am quite pleased with it).
The app tracks your caloric burn, distance traveled, and total walking time. Basically you just make sure the phone is on your person as you are taking it to the streets and restart the timer prior to setting out– and you are all set. Make sure to enter your height and weight the first time you use it so that you can get an accurate calorie burning count.