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Table 3 Results of one sample t-tests of mean METS and %MHR compared to recommended constant minimums

From: Does practicing hatha yoga satisfy recommendations for intensity of physical activity which improves and maintains health and cardiovascular fitness?

Variable Comparison value Difference between mean and comparison value Standard Deviation t statistic P value
Mean %MHR* across entire yoga session (n = 18) 55% MHR [13] -5.6 12.24 -14.38 < 0.0001
Mean %MHR* during sun salutation portion of yoga session (n = 18) 55% MHR [13] -0.17 11.77 -0.30 0.7664
Mean METs across entire yoga session (n = 20) 3.0 METs [12] -0.54 0.83 -20.81 < 0.0001
Mean METs during sun salutation portion of yoga session (n = 20) 3.0 METs [12] -0.09 0.78 -2.80 < 0.0053
  1. Note: *All values for MHR based on n = 18. Values for METs based on n = 20. MHR = Maximum predicted heart rate; METs = Metabolic equivalents;