People with stroke sit for long periods each day, which may compromise blood glucose control and increase risk of recurrent stroke. Studies in other populations have found regular activity breaks have a significant acute positive effect on glucose metabolism. We examined the effects of breaking up uninterrupted sitting with short, regular activity breaks in people with stroke on post-prandial plasma glucose and insulin.
The International Journal of Stroke first published the BUST-Stroke: Breaking Up Sitting Time after Stroke protocol paper in 2016, and are very pleased to publish the results and a further paper on frequent, short bouts of light-intensity exercises while standing and the decreases of systolic blood pressure.
Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke had the opportunity to speak to Dr Coralie English from the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle Australia, who is the lead investigator for BUST-Stroke.
Music for this podcast is 'Kool Kats' by Kevin MacLeod