To improve glucose metabolim, get up, stand up!

March 29, 2016   |   Evidence in Integrative Healthcare

Post-prandial glucose metabolism was shown to improve when sedentary workers stood up for five minutes of every 30 for 7.5 hours. Adding 5 minutes of walking every 30 minutes, produced an even better result. Although the results were not lasting, and required continuation of movement to sustain, this study was well-crafted and has statistically significant results. Many chronically sedentary patients resistant to initiating exercise programs may be willing to ‘get up and stand up’ when you show them this type of study. Suggesting simple standing during commercials while watching TV may help normally sedentary patients to improve glucose metabolism.