The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity weekly. Moderate activity can be defined as activity that raises your heart rate and oxygen consumption. There are many activities that can accomplish this goal, from walking to competitive sport. Once you have determined your strategy to increasing your activity, there are tools that you can utilize to assess.
Journaling your activity through a traditional paper method or progressive e-journaling apps is one way to assess. There are dozens of quality e-journaling apps in the iTunes and droid stores.
Another popular option is websites that are designed to help an individual track their exercise and food. Sharecare.com, Livestrong.com, presidentschallenge.org are just a few sites specializing in monitoring.
Tools such as pedometers, NikeFeul Band, Bodybugg, and various heart rate monitors are devices that help you quickly identify your level of activity on a daily basis.
It is important that the strategies and tools you implement are congruent to your goals, and you the individual.