Table 1

Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants

MS (n=14)ML (n=13)FS (n=13)FL (n=13)
Age (years)55.0±5.655.2±3.053.9±2.653.9±3.5
WHtR0.52±0.070.56±0.080.61±0.050.57±0.08
WHR0.93±0.060.96±0.070.82±0.100.84±0.09
BMI (kg/m2)25.8±4.028.6±4.833.3±4.832.0±5.4
FBG (mmol/L)5.9±0.66.4±2.46.1±0.76.2±0.9
Body fat percentage20.7±7.324.9±7.939.8±3.637.4±5.1
Pre-exertion SBP (mm Hg)138.9±17.4140.8±22.1133.7±13.2137.6±23.8
Pre-exertion DBP (mm Hg)82.1±11.383.7±8.783.7±10.684.2±8.1
Pre-exertion HR (b/m)73.9±9.576.8±7.779.8±12.071.8±8.4
Exhaustion SBP (mm Hg)196.3±17.9191.6±20.1193±28.0186.5±23.2
Exhaustion DBP (mm Hg)78.7±7.588.7±8.883.3±11.385.5±9.3
Exhaustion HR (b/m)125.4±14.4127.6±13.7125.2±13.3123±17.7
5 min postexertion SBP (mm Hg)130.3±9.8141±18.0127.2±11.7128.3±17.3
5 min postexertion DBP (mm Hg)75.4±9.279.5±9.474.1±10.876.1±10.5
5 min postexertion HR (b/m)90.8±8.890.8±11.691.5±10.385.1±8.6
Embedded Image O2max (mL/kg/min)26.1±4.425.8±5.120.2±1.821.2±1.9
  • Data presented as mean±SD.

  • b/m, beats per minute; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; FBG, fasting blood glucose; FL, long exercise bouts female; FS, short exercise bouts female; HR, heart rate; ML, long exercise bouts male; MS, short exercise bouts male; SBP, systolic blood pressure; WHR, waist-to-hip ratio; WHtR, waist-to-height ratio.