Prevent Diabetes With This Waistband Gadget

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz with a quick tip that helps to prevent diabetes. When was the last time you clipped a pedometer onto your waist band? Well if you can't remember here's a good reason to dust it off. In a recent study researchers in Australia used pedometers to calculate participants average number of daily steps over the course of five years.

People who's pedometer showed an increase in steps over time had better insulin sensitivity at the end of the study. That's a good sign for anyone who wants to avoid and prevent diabetes, because insulin helps your body use blood sugar. You may wonder how much need to walk to improve your insulin sensitivity.

Research has estimated that a mostly sedentary person could improve their insulin sensitivity nearly three fold by walking up from 3000 steps every five days to 10, 000 steps a day. Another bonus that people hoofted lost more weight. Join me in walking your way to good health and keep watching for more smart health tips.