Variable

Group 1—Training +
MIPE^ (n = 18)

Group 2—Training
only (n = 17)

p-value†

Age (years)

62.03 ± 11.01

59.4 ± 8.51

 

>.05

Height (cm)

161.34 ± 6.21

158.23 ± 5.82

Body weight (kg)

68.32 ± 10.19

73.1 ± 9.61

Body mass index (kg/m2)

24.25 ± 7.21

21.8 ± 4.14

* Values are mean ± standard deviation
^ MIPE = monochromatic infrared photo energy
† Independent sample t test revealed no statistically significant differences between the treatment groups, as would be expected with random allocation of the intervention
Table 1: Physical characteristics of the participants (N = 35 participants)*.