Daily exercise is important  and walking is a particularly great form of exercise

Among fitness tracker users, the number 10,000 floats around a lot -- as in, try to walk a total of 10,000 steps

For example, choosing to walk to work, parking farther away or taking the stairs does count toward your activity

The average person is going to take between 3,000 and 6,000 steps over the course of the day from commuting, shopping, etc

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, you need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity

If you have a Fitbit, Apple Watch or other smartwatch, you know that these devices can track much more than just your steps

It does not take into account intensity of activity and is not effective for forms of non-weight-bearing activity

Since steps can't account for your level of intensity, Gordan recommends also using a heart rate monitor to help you gauge exercise intensity