Table 1

 Haematological variables before and after exercise

Pre-exercise (n = 10)Post-exercise (n = 10)p Value
Values are mean (SD).
RBC, Red blood cell; Hb, haemoglobin; PCV, packed cell volume; MCV, mean corpuscular volume; RDW, red cell distribution; PLT, platelet; WBC, white blood cell.
RBCs (×106/mm3)5.12 (0.27)5.06 (0.28)0.156
Hb (g/l)154 (8.9)150 (9.6)0.012
PCV0.44 (0.02)0.42 (0.03)0.006
MCV (μm3)85.7 (3.49)83.1 (3.58)0.005
RDW (%)12.6 (0.73)12.6 (0.77)0.899
PLTs (×103/mm3)262 (34.6)356 (56.3)0.000
WBCs (×103/mm3)8.5 (1.83)12.4 (1.75)0.000