Leisure and Recreation

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    • Leisure time is the time when you can choose what to do.
      • Passive Leisure: This includes activities such as those in which a person does not exert any significant physical or mental energy
      • Active Leisure: This includes taking part in activities that involve exertion of physical or mental energy.
      • People have the choice to do what they want during their leisure time.
      • Leisure has many benefits, such as relieving stress and improving sociability
      • Both of these things have significant benefits to improve the life of an individual
        • Recreation can mean just relaxing and enjoying yourself, but it is often used to mean doing something that is healthy and active
          • Physical Reaction: This is where you opt to participate for intrinsic reward rather than extrinsic reward, so you would be aware of the health benefits you would be getting as an individual
            • Extrinsic Reward: something that is done for a particular reward that is visible to others.
            • Intrinsic Reward: something that gives a person or individual an internal satisfaction derived from doing something well,
              • Extrinsic Reward: something that is done for a particular reward that is visible to others.
            • This could include swimming or bowls.
          • Outdoor Recreation: Many of these activities are also associated with a degree of challenge.
            • An example could be climbing or water sports.
    • Recreation can mean just relaxing and enjoying yourself, but it is often used to mean doing something that is healthy and active
      • Physical Reaction: This is where you opt to participate for intrinsic reward rather than extrinsic reward, so you would be aware of the health benefits you would be getting as an individual
        • Intrinsic Reward: something that gives a person or individual an internal satisfaction derived from doing something well,
          • This could include swimming or bowls.
        • Outdoor Recreation: Many of these activities are also associated with a degree of challenge.
          • An example could be climbing or water sports.
      • Both of these things have significant benefits to improve the life of an individual
        • To gain the maximum benefit from the use of your leisure time through an active recreation pursuit, it is best if you can involve yourself in an an activity that can be carried on throughout life.

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