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Balanced life


Importance of leisure

Importance of leisure

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  • 1. Balanced Life
    By: FaressBarraquias
  • 2. The slides
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  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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,
    Watching TV, playing an instrument, gardening, tourism, etc.
  • 5. Two types of recreation
    Active recreation
    Is about engaging in adventure sports or outdoor games
    Have physical resistance
    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
  • 6. 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)
  • 7. 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)
  • 8. Keeping your mind sharp
    Just like our body needs exercise, we need to exercise our minds.
    Brain Training games
    Visual Perception
    Spatial Reasoning
    Problem Solving
    Fluid Intelligence
    Reaction Time
    General Health
  • 9. What to include in life.
  • 10. Seniors Having Fun
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    Just like old times click here
    Superman click here
  • 11. References
    Lad, K. (2010). Importance of Leisure: Why is Leisure Important.Retrieved 2010, May 23 from of-leisure-why-is-leisure-important.html
    Lumosity. (2010). Improve Your Memory. Retrieved 2010, May 26 from LumosityReclame your brain: memory
    National Institute on Aging. (2009, November 11). Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everday Guide from The National Institute on Aging. Retrieved May 24, 2010, from National Institute on Aging:
    Oak, M. (2010). Importance of Recreation. Retrieved 2010, May 23 from
    Whilttaker, K. (2009, August 6). Health Benefits of Exercise Include Keeping Your Mind Sharp. Retrieved 2010, May 23 from Ezine@rticles: http:// Mind-Sharp&id=2719298