My mom is visiting us this week and we went and both got pedometers.
This is the pedometer we got. It's somewhat fancy.
I also checked out Pedometer Walking at the library last week and have read through it.
It says that you should make 10k steps be your daily goal (or higher if you want more benefits. And yesterday was my first day wearing it and I did 9,712 steps. I was close! I didn't exercise, but I mowed the lawn and yard work, grocery shopped, and chased around a one year old. We got little notebooks to record our steps.