Studies show that just wearing a pedometer can encourage you to walk an extra 2,000 steps a day. Just this simple change can result in losing 8 pounds in a year. Strive to get 10,000 steps in a day. Here's what to look for if you are going to buy a pedometer.
Look for a display monitor you can easily read.
Choose a light weight model that has a safety clip. (so you won't lose it!)
Choose a pedometer that has a high accuracy rating.
Make sure it has a 7 day memory feature to track your weekly progress.
Choose one that resets automatically every day.
Make sure it is silent. Some of them make a clicking noise.
A good pedometer will cost about $20.00. The brand I like the best is the OmronHJ-112. It has all the above features and is easy to operate.