One of the least expensive pieces of exercise equipment out there is a $5 pedometer, which can go a long way towards helping you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals. “Exercise shouldn’t happen just for an hour or so at the gym,” Pasternak says. “Staying in motion is so important; keep moving all day long for continual calorie burning.” Use your pedometer to help track your steps, and before calling it a day, try to hit a goal of 10,000 steps -- you'll have walked about five miles! If you need to, get on the treadmill to get in those extra steps. Simpson sometimes boosts her daily step count by watching her favorite TV shows, like 24, while on the treadmill. “There are days when she tells me she’s gotten up to 18,000 steps because she kept watching episodes [of 24], and I think it’s great,” he says.