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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

A study on select novel blood pressure indices in adult bengalee females: Impact of practicing bharatnatyam dancing


Author(s): Neepa Banerjee, Surjani Chatterjee, Satabdi Bhattacharjee, Priyanka Biswas, Santanu De and Shankarashis Mukherjee

Abstract: Hypertension, attributed significantly by physically inactive lifestyle, is presently regarded as one of the leading predisposing factors for the global burden of diseases. On the other hand, Indian classical dancing, a joyful traditionally recreational activity, may be a good choice for structured physical exercise leading to a better cardiovascular health status, if practiced in a proper manner. For assessing hypertensive status traditionally focus was only on systolic and diastolic blood pressure but it has been found that there are relatively new indices which reflect the blood pressure status more accurately. In this backdrop, present study aims to find out the impact, if any, of receiving the training and practicing of Bharatnatyam dancing, one of the most popular form of Indian classical dancing, on select blood pressure indices (Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure, Pulse Pressure, Pulse Pressure Index, Mean Arterial Pressure and Robinson Index) in adult Bengalee female individuals. It has been found that there is overall favorable impact of receiving the training and practicing of Bharatnatyam dancing on the blood pressure indices. It may be concluded that Bharatnatyam dancing has beneficial effect on blood pressure and blood pressure indices and hence may be helpful to achieve and maintain better cardiovascular health status.


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How to cite this article:
Neepa Banerjee, Surjani Chatterjee, Satabdi Bhattacharjee, Priyanka Biswas, Santanu De, Shankarashis Mukherjee. A study on select novel blood pressure indices in adult bengalee females: Impact of practicing bharatnatyam dancing. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):25-29.
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