Do you know what that is?
It's a counter you clip to your belt (or to a belt clip) and it counts your steps each day. It says "Walk 10,000 steps a day FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE!"
So that's what it is, why did I buy it?
I walk less and less. I'm not gaining weight yet but I don't want to wait until then.
In Georgia, it was easy because one of my sister's lived across the street and a friend lived next door and I was always going to both places at least 3 times an evening. My parents were a block over, the church a two block walk (and we walked it unless the weather was bad).
But in California it seems you're always in a car.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):