One of the best forms of exercise is walking. It's something that everyone knows how to do, and it's ideal for anyone who hasn't exercised for a while.
Health professionals recommend that we should all be aiming to take about 10,000 steps a day. That's somewhere between four and a half and five miles, depending upon you height and stride length.
It does sound like a long way - but it's easier to achieve than you might imagine. Don't forget that the 10,000 step target is the total number of steps that you take every day. It includes the normal steps that you would take walking to the shops, walking around the house, the office etc.
And you don't need to do it all in one go either. That's where a digital pedometer can come in handy. If you're counting all of your steps, a pedometer will help you to keep track accurately, especially if you're getting your steps in in small amounts.
Digital pedometers are inexpensive and, by helping you to keep track of your progress, can help you to stay motivated. They display your results as the number of steps taken (obviously), the distance covered and the number of calories burned.
Some people (including me) find it more motivating to know how many calories a walk equates to. For example, walking to a particular shop and back, instead of taking the car, burns off the same amount of calories as a Mars bar. It's a nice way to look at it.
Anyway, here's a list of some of the best digital pedometers 2014: