Table 2. Participant characteristics. Values are Mean ± SD.
CON (n = 17) EX (n = 18)
Pre Post Δ Pre Post Δ
Age, y 68.2 ± 1.4 - - 68.2 ± 1.6 - -
Height, m 1.57 ± 0.04 - - 1.57 ± 0.05 - -
Mass, kg 66.2 ± 3.8 66.4 ± 3.9 0.2 ± 0.1 66.3 ± 5.9 64.2 ± 5.8* -2.1 ± 0.1
BMI, kg/m2 27.1 ± 1.4 27.1 ± 1.4 0.0 ± 0.0 26.7 ± 3.2 25.9 ± 3.3* -0.8 ± 0.1
Body fat, % 37.4 ± 3.9 37.5 ± 4.1 0.1 ± 0.2 36.2 ± 4.5 33.2 ± 4.8* -3.0 ± 0.3
Lean body mass, kg 21.4 ± 1.9 21.1 ± 2.2 -0.3 ± 0.3 21.0 ± 2.4 21.7 ± 2.8* 0.7 ± 0.4
Waist circumference, cm 89.8 ± 9.4 90.3 ± 8.3 0.5 ± 1.1 89.1 ± 7.8 85.7 ± 7.5* -3.4 ± 0.3
Systolic BP, mmHg 136.9 ± 3.4 137.4 ± 4.1 0.5 ± 0.7 136.3 ± 4.9 132.4 ± 4.6* -3.9 ± 0.3
Diastolic BP, mmHg 81.2 ± 9.7 81.5 ± 9.4 0.3 ± 0.3 80.9 ± 7.8 80.8 ± 7.9 -0.1 ± 0.1
*p < 0.05 different than Pre;
†p < 0.05 different than CON.
BMI: body mass index, BP: blood pressure, CON: control group, EX: resistance band exercise training group;