A short bout of stair climbing-descending exercise attenuates postprandial hyperglycemia in middle-aged males with impaired glucose tolerance

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Feb;37(1):193-6. doi: 10.1139/h11-140. Epub 2011 Dec 23.

Abstract

Exercise is a useful modality to ameliorate postprandial hyperglycemia. Here we show that a short bout (∼6 min) of stair climbing-descending exercise (STAIR) starting at 90 min after meal accelerates the decrease in blood glucose concentrations in middle-aged sedentary men with impaired glucose tolerance, although STAIR is easy to perform and keeps the exercise intensity at a moderate level.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biomarkers / blood
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism*
  • Exercise*
  • Glucose Intolerance / blood*
  • Glucose Intolerance / physiopathology
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia / blood
  • Hyperglycemia / etiology
  • Hyperglycemia / prevention & control*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Postprandial Period
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Biomarkers
  • Blood Glucose
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • hemoglobin A1c protein, human