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Leisure What is the meaning of Leisure? A period which you spend doing things other than your work. A period of recuperation, or time to be filled after work was done. Importance of Leisure: Bring about a positive flow of energy in a person Help to refresh the mind
What’s part of leisure Recreation activities Active - Sports, strength exercises Passive – Games, walks Cognitive activities Reading, spiritual education, puzzles Social activities Dancing, singing, playing cards, Daily life activities Eating, sleeping, cooking, cleaning, Others Watching TV, playing an instrument, gardening, tourism, etc.
Two types of recreation Active recreation Is about engaging in adventure sports or outdoor games Have physical resistance Hiking Biking Skiing Passive recreation Involves activities such as taking a walk on the riverside, walking on the beach, strolling in parks or taking nature walks Very little or no physical resistance activities
Importance of Recreation Devoting some time for recreation on a daily basis helps in the long run in maintaining health and achieving a peace of mind. Participate in some regular physical activity, play a sport or exercise. These recreational activities serve as a means of relaxation. Research has shown that recreation on a daily basis reduces risks of diabetes and hypertension, enhances physical and mental health and improves the quality of life. (Oak, 2010)
Physical Activity Some of the benefits of regular physical activity include: Improved fitness and quality of life; Better physical and mental health; More energy and reduced stress; Stronger muscles and bones; Better posture and balance; and Prolonged independent living in later life. (CSEP, Health Canada, 1999)
Keeping your mind sharp Just like our body needs exercise, we need to exercise our minds. Brain Training games Memory Attention Focus Speed Language Visual Perception Spatial Reasoning Problem Solving Fluid Intelligence Stress Reaction Time General Health
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