Blood sugar controlled with ‘exercise snacks’

The authors, from the University of Otago in New Zealand, have called it ‘exercise snacking’ and said both the timing and the intensity of exercise should be considered for optimising glycaemic control in patients who are insulin resistant, and who experience marked postprandial increases in blood glucose.

They compared the effect of intense ‘exercise snacking’ on postprandial glycaemic control with a single session of prolonged continuous moderate intensity exercise in nine people.

Both types of exercise were matched for energy expenditure. The continuous moderate intensity exercise