Be active every day. Motivate yourself to keep moving by wearing a pedometer, which counts the number of steps you make over the day. Aim for at least 10,000 steps per day instead of the average 3000-4000 steps. Any step is a good step – whether a short or long step. Small amounts of exercise accumulated over the day up to at least 45 minutes is still of benefit to health. Resolve to do it every day. Keep a diary to record your pattern of exercise and review it each week to strengthen your commitment.