Recently, a friend of mine turned me on to the Fitbit. It is a small device that you wear all day that tracks the number of steps you take, miles you walk and calories you burn. You can sync it to you smart phone or computer. I give you visual graphs to show your progress. You can even track your food intake. I have been preaching for years the benefits of wearing a pedometer to track movement; however, most of the cheaper versions, although still good, are nothing like this.
Fitbit allows you to share with friends so that you can cheer each other on. It provides accountability when you let others know that you are "on track." More than that it gives you solid, objective feedback about your activity level of the day. I sit a lot for my job. If I did not get up and move once a while, I might only have a couple of hundred steps. By tracking how many steps I take, I can make a game out of getting in more activity.
This is a great way to slowly increase your activity.
Remember! Every step counts toward your goal of a new, healthy lifestyle!