Studies show that desk jobs dramatically increase your risk of metabolic syndrome and obesity.
Exercise causes a temporary adaptation in insulin sensitivity that will lower your rest blood sugar levels for about
6-24 hours (depending on the exercise type and intensity). An easy way to offset the effects of a desk
job is to do multiple workouts over the course of a day. These workouts do not need to be very long
(only a couple of minutes if the intensity is high enough) and can even be just pieces of a total workout
spread over the course of the day. For instance, you may do 3 sets of 20 jumping jacks at 6 am, 3 sets of
20 Squat Jumps at noon, and then 3 sets of 20 push-ups at 6 pm. Each mini-workout will take about 4
minutes, but in total can make a tremendous difference in your risk of obesity and weight loss (and is a
great tool for weight loss).