The health promotion department in the College of Public Health is conducting a study to learn more about how intermittent physical activity helps control blood sugar. Researchers are seeking men and women ages 40-64 who are overweight or obese and able to perform exercise for 2-4 minutes at a time.
Participants will wear a glucose monitor for three days and will be provided meals during this time. They also will climb stairs on a stair climber machine for 2-4 minutes at a time, several times per day on two days.
Information from this study may be used to inform future physical activity programming to prevent or manage diabetes. Participants will be given information about their body composition and health and also receive a financial incentive valued up to $270 for completion.