The simple act of counting daily steps often inspires people to actually step up their activity (pun intended). Wear a pedometer on a typical day and see how many steps you have logged at the end of it. In general, 5,000 to 7,499 steps a day is typical (excluding an exercise routine). If you're taking 10,000 steps a day, consider yourself "active." Check out the Pedometer Company
for a good pedometer and then step to it!