Popular Recreation and its affect on health

Bathing, Athletics, Football, Cricket, Real Tennis

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Bathing

Upper Class- Likely to increase skill and health

Lower Class- Likely to increase skill and health/ functional role for hygiene

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Athletics

Upper Class- Pedestrianism required skill and would need and increase physical fitness and thus health

Lower Class- Pedestrianism required skill and would need and increase physical futness and ths health/ rural sports for recreation

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Football

Upper Class- Involment unlikely so little impact

Lower class- Mob football was forceful rather than skilful/ could be harmful with severe injuries and fatalities

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Cricket

Upper Class- Outside and during summer months, so skilful game with potential to improve health

Lower Class- outside and during summer months, so skilful game woth potential to improve health

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Real Tennis

Upper Class- A skilful, potential health enhancing game for the elite

Lower Class- Not avalible to lower class, who played simple hand and ball games (perhaps skilfully) for recreation

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