This research review looks at a study that utilized “research snacks” to see the effects on insulin, glucose and free fatty acids after melas throughout the day. These “snacks” consisted of ascending 3 flights of stairs as fast as possible every hour throughout the day. Each time would take between 10-20s. The results showed that for an overweight and obese group there was a decrease in insulin and free fatty acid levels, no changes in these levels occurred in a healthy group.
Interesting concept to help control blood levels with a minimal amount of effort throughout the day. Check it out.
Fafiei, H., Omidian, K., Myette-Cote, E., & Little, J.P. (2020). Metabolic effect of breaking up prolonged sitting with stair climbing exercise snacks. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 150-158.