Short (60 sec) post-meal sprints are better than longer sprints

Climbing stairs for 60-seconds, 1.5 hrs after a meal improves glucose clearance from the blood and reduces post meal blood glucose spikes.

post-meal sprints

Twenty healthy young males were asked to cycle at maximal effort for 60-seconds and 120-seconds, 90-minutes after eating a standard meal.

Blood glucose at 1.5 hrs was lower after 60-second sprint than 120-second sprint.

60-second and 120-second sprints both accelerate the post-prandial decrease in blood glucose in young healthy males, 60-second sprint being superior in producing this response, even though it is easier to perform and less time consuming.

Research: Short sprints (30s) attenuate post-prandial blood glucose in young healthy males. Link

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