Modern day endeavors by national governing sports bodies to improve the health of their societies have focused on highlighting the most common behaviour – related causes of chronic, life threatening diseases, thereby enabling individuals the opportunity to adopt more favourable health practices of the many life style factors associated with health, motor activity or exercise has emerged as one being of considerable importance. Apart from the numerous physiological benefits available, through motor activity is positively associated with aspects of psychological wellbeing. In particular, significant relationships have been identified between self-perceived health and motor activity. The argument exists, therefore, that the promotion of sports participation and achieve leisure pursuits may atleast be rewarded by better health perceptions.
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to know correlation between vital capacity and selected motor fitness variables among field hockey players.
Methodology: The purpose of the present investigation was to find out the correlation between vital capacity and motor fitness variables of 60 field hockey players in the age group of 19 to 28 years, of different universities were measured for vital capacity by using spirometer and the raw score of vital capacity of subjects measured would represent the data for the investigation and motor fitness variable strength, endurance, speed, agility, flexibility measured the test.
Results: The statistical analysis shows coefficient of correlation in correlation between vital capacity and motor fitness variables of hockey players.
Conclusion: In view of the finding and limitation of the study, motor fitness variable, speed, and agility are correlated with vital capacity.