Table 1

Association between different activity types and resting heart rate and body mass index. Elderly British women (n=2341)

DurationNumberResting pulse: Mean (SD)BMI: Mean (SD)Adjusted* OR (95% CI) being overweight
*Adjusted for other activity types, CHD, respiratory disease, arthritis, recent fall, socioeconomic class, smoking, age.
Vigorous exercise
0 hours194871.8 (12.8)27.9 (5.4)1
0.5–1.015368.9 (9.6)28.0 (5.3)1.0 (0.7 to 1.5)
1.5–3.014870.3 (11.1)27.2 (4.3)1.1 (0.7 to 1.6)
>3.09267.1 (11.125.7 (3.3)0.5 (0.3 to 0.8)
Ptrend <0.01Ptrend <0.01
Brisk walking
0 hours199471.6 (12.5)28.2 (5.3)1
0.5–4.014569.0 (11.6)26.0 (4.9)0.5 (0.3 to 0.7)
4.5–8.010771.2 (12.9)25.1 (3.3)0.4 (0.2 to 0.6)
>8.09568.5 (11.6)26.3 (4.3)0.5 (0.3 to 0.8)
Ptrend =0.01Ptrend <0.01
Heavy house work
0 hours60671.4 (13.0)27.9 (5.6)1
0.5–4.090971.5 (12.4)27.5 (5.0)1.1 (0.8 to 1.4)
4.5–8.044671.7 (12.2)28.2 (5.3)1.2 (0.9 to 1.7)
>8.038070.2 (12.1)27.9 (5.2)1.1 (0.8 to 1.6)
Ptrend =0.4Ptrend =0.2