Table 2: Baseline participant characteristics.

CharacteristicsPLA ( )CONT ( )HIIT ( )

Demographics
 Age (years)42.9 (2.8)44.1 (1.9)41.8 (2.7)
 Sex ( = M/F)2/102/113/10
BMI (kg/m2)28.2 (0.6)28.5 (0.6)28.2 (0.5)
Waist circumference (cm)90.9 (3.1)90.8 (2.1)92.4 (2.5)
Metabolic syndrome (Y/N)2/123/132/13
Baseline habitual physical activity (Bouchard (kJ/Kg/day))13.8 (0.6)13.7 (0.4)13.4 (0.3)

Presented as mean (SE). PLA: placebo; CONT: continuous aerobic exercise; HIIT: high intensity interval training; M: male; F: female; BMI: body mass index.