J.V.Sasi Reka & Dr.P.Samraj
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of menstrual cycle phases on blood pressure in performers of women kho – kho players were investigated. Physical activity is an important ingredient in the quality of life because it increases energy and promotes physical, mental and psychological well being in addition to conferring worthy health habits. Sports have permeated most of our social institutions, including education, economic, art, politics, law, mass communications etc. In the present day sports have developed very much. The menstrual cycle is governed by hormonal changes. These changes can be altered by using hormonal birth control to prevent pregnancy. Each cycle can be divided into three phases based on events in the ovary (ovarian cycle) or in the uterus (uterine cycle).Scientific tools and technique have replaced the traditional mode of selection and the training. In the past, selection of the players of the Kho-Kho was done from the subjective observation of performance. Recent researchers have revealed that not only the performance of the players but also the anthropocentric, physical and physiological conditions do contribute a vital role in an overall success of the team.
Keywords: Kho-Kho Players, Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood pressure, Menstrual phase, proliferate phase.