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  • 1. Chapter 1 The development of active leisure and recreation
  • 2. Learning outcomes:
    • know and understand the four basic requirements for physical activity
    • define the concepts of leisure and recreation
    • know the current trends in terms of active leisure and recreation and factors that affect them
    • know the initiatives designed by the various governing and sporting bodies to increase grass roots mass participation
    • know the main contemporary concerns
  • 3. Requirements for participation:
    • fitness
    • ability
    • resources
    • time
  • 4. Definitions:
    • Leisure is defined as a period of time spent out of work and essential domestic activity.
    • Recreation is defined as the use of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one’s body or mind.
    • While leisure is more like a form of entertainment or rest, recreation is active (in a refreshing and diverting manner).
  • 5. Contemporary concerns:
    • obesity
    • coronary heart disease
    • high blood pressure
    • metabolic syndrome
    • sedentary lifestyles (activity patterns)
    • ageing population