Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Type of studyEnglish language
Longitudinal design evaluating interventions
Randomised controlled trials
Matched controlled trials
Non-randomised
Uncontrolled
Cross-section studies
Case study
Type of participantsSedentary
Untrained
Recreational
Non-athlete
Patients
Both genders
Any health status
Mixed gender
Type of interventionTraining programmes >2 weeks
Recreational football/soccer
Continuous endurance running
Strength training
Zumba training
No-exercise (control) group
Studies incorporating diet
Number of training sessions <1 per week
Type of outcome measureSystolic and diastolic blood pressure
Resting heart rate
Body mass index
Body mass
Lean body mass
Fat mass
Countermovement jump
Low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein and total cholesterol
Fasting blood glucose and glucose tolerance
Any other physical fitness parameters