This study was designed to investigate the influence of traditional badaga dance on physiological parameters of school students. To achieve the purpose of the study 30 school students were selected from The Nilgiris district. The subjects was randomly assigned to two equal groups (n=15). Group- I underwent traditional badaga dance (TBDG) and group - II was acted as control group (CG). The traditional badaga dance was given to the experimental group for 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for the period of eight weeks. The control group was not given any sort of training except their regular routine work. The physiological parameters vital capacity (tested by wet spirometer) and resting pulse rate (tested at radial pulse) were assessed before and after the training period. The data collected from the subjects were statistically analyzed using‘t’ test to find out whether significant mean difference existed at 0.05 level of confidence. The result of vital capacity and resting pulse rate speculated significant improvement due to traditional badaga dance with the limitations of diet, climate, life style status and previous training. The results of the present study are in confirmatory with the findings of. Thus it is concluded that traditional Badaga dance significantly improves vital capacity and resting pulse rate of school students.
KeywordsTraditional Badaga Dance Vital Capacity and Resting Pulse Rate
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