Table 1

Baseline characteristics of study participants

CharacteristicsInactive
non-runners (n=8)
Moderately active runners (n=28)Highly active runners (n=16)
Age (years)*†25.5 (20–45)30 (18–58)34.5 (21–59)
Male:female5:314:1412:4
Weight (kg)66.9±7.270.4±9.673±11.8
Height (cm)174.5±9.6174±10.2175.6±11.1
BMI (kg/m2)‡22±2.623.2±2.323.8±3.5
  • Values are reported as mean±SD for weight, height and BMI.

  • *Median (range) is reported for age and running experience.

  • †1/8 (13%) inactive non-runners, 5/28 (18%) moderately active runners and 6/16 (38%) highly active runners were aged ≥40 years old, while the rest were aged <40 years old.

  • ‡1/8 (13%) inactive non-runners, 8/28 (29%) moderately active runners and 4/16 (25%) highly active runners had BMI ≥25 kg/m2, respectively, and the rest had BMI <25 kg/m2.

  • BMI, body mass index .