Who needs to know?
Post-menopausal women at high risk of type 2 diabetes.
What have we found?
Breaking up prolonged sitting with 5-minute bouts of standing or light-intensity walking significantly reduces postprandial markers of diabetes risk.
Compared with uninterrupted sitting, standing reduced the postprandial rise in glucose by 34% (28% for walking) and insulin concentrations by 20% (37% for walking) on the day of the intervention.
Habitual standing and light-intensity physical activity may provide appealing interventional targets in the promotion of metabolic health.