Saliva can Tell the Tale: Case Report
The hormones released at the time of stress and anxiety determine the player’s state of mind. The released hormones impact the performance of the player either negative or positive. Determining the nature of these hormones will be helpful to assess the player’s mental profile.
Saliva is a digestive secretion in our mouth to digest food as a part of the human digestive system. Saliva acts as a primary gate of defense mechanism to combat bacteria and viruses. Recent Research about stress has revealed the role of Saliva in assessing body stress levels. This case study throws light on the possibilities and further details of the research.
Sports science is one of the fastly emerging branches of science. Studies have been developed to measure the physiological changes inside the human body with sports activities. International sports boards and agencies have adopted many methods to assess the player’s mental and physical before playing. Apart from this, any individual involved in sports activities, both outdoor and indoor, are found to be subjected to certain levels of stress and anxiety. Whether the player is about to win a match or in a losing position, stress levels vary, leading to the release of hormones.
The increased sports activity across the globe with the entertainment industry boom has increased the stress on the players. Pressure for performance has led to chronic stress among athletes, and the need for sports psychologists has spiked up over the past few years. The introduction of Saliva-based Hormonal assessment is an excellent finding in maintaining the players’ mental health and keeping stress levels at bay. Doing so would automatically impact performance.
In simple words, your Saliva would say whether you will win or lose!