Table 1

Baseline data of age, height, weight, BMI, systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Baseline

After 44 d of bed rest

After 8 days of recovery


Control

Exercise

Control

Exercise

Control

Exercise


N

8

7

8

7

8

7

Age (yr)

34 ± 4

34 ± 3

34 ± 4

34 ± 3

34 ± 4

34 ± 3

Height (m)

1.63 ± 0.06

1.67 ± 0.05

1.63 ± 0.06

1.67 ± 0.05

1.63 ± 0.06

1.67 ± 0.05

Weight (kg)

55.6 ± 3.9

59.3 ± 2.7

52.6 ± 4.0 *#

56.5 ± 5.7 *

53.6 ± 4.2 *

56.4 ± 4.8 *

BMI (kg/m2)

21 ± 1.2

21.3 ± 1.6

19.9 ± 1.2 *#

20.4 ± 1.6 *

20.2 ± 1.3 *

20.3 ± 1.6 *

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)

97 ± 8

96 ± 8

98 ± 11

104 ± 10

96 ± 14

101 ± 8

Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)

59 ± 6

55 ± 8

63 ± 11 *

64 ± 7 *

60 ± 13

60 ± 10


Weight decreased during bed rest in both groups. The exercise group had not gained weight 8 days into the recovery period, but the control group gained some weight.

* = statistically significant difference compared to baseline

# = statistically significant difference compared to recovery period

There was no statistically significant difference between the groups.

Arinell et al. BMC Physiology 2011 11:17   doi:10.1186/1472-6793-11-17

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