A man exercising at high intensity.

After a HIIT workout, your body experiences excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), which leads to increased calorie burn during the repair and recovery process. HIIT exercises are perfect for busy professionals due to their short duration. Even if you don’t have time for the gym, a quick HIIT session can fit into your schedule.

Height and weight were measured according to established guidelines before conducting a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test. Body composition was determined using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA; Lunar Prodigy 2, GE Medical Systems, Buckinghamshire, UK). Clinical chemistry analysis of baseline blood samples from the OGTT was performed to determine cholesterol profiles. Plasma insulin concentrations from all OGTT samples were measured using an ultrasensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA; Mercodia AB, Uppsala, Sweden), with blood glucose measured on a near-patient glucose analyzer.