Physical activity and sports engagement are often associated with numerous health benefits, particularly in cardiovascular fitness. Among the wide range of sports available, hockey and golf stand out to be two popular and distinct disciplines, each demanding unique physical and physiological demands from their players. The aim was to find out differences in cardiovascular parameters that is resting heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) among hockey and golf players. The results revealed significant differences between hockey and golf players (p-value˂.01), with golf players exhibiting higher mean values for resting heart rate(71±1.490/min), systolic blood pressure(123±2.538 mmHg), and diastolic blood pressure(81.3±1.494 mmHg). The study has implications for sports-specific training programs, injury prevention strategies, and overall cardiovascular health optimization for athletes in hockey and golf. Coaches and athletes can use this information to tailor training regimens and address the specific cardiovascular demands of each sport to enhance performance potential and minimize injury risks. In conclusion, this study provides valuable insights into cardiovascular health in hockey and golf players. It serves as a foundation for future research and offers practical applications for promoting athlete well-being and performance in these sports.
Key Words: Cardiovascular Parameters, Hockey, Golf, Heart Rate, Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure.
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