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Definition of Recreation
Recreation can be defined as participation in sporting activities during our leisure time. It is a voluntary participation in which no monetary gain is expected.
It is done after one’s daily job, usually for fun, enjoyment, social and physical benefits.
Definition of Leisure and Rest
Leisure is one’s free time and this embraces what one does to gainfully occupy his free time.
Rest is a state of being free from activity and disturbance. It helps to prevent tension.
The best state of rest is sleep.
Definition of Dance
Dance is expressive movement of turning twisting and rolling of the body (parts) to conform with the rhythm of a sound, beat or music. It is a way of expressing our inner feelings of joy and happiness.
Components of Recreation
Recreation covers a wide range of activities which can be grouped into:
(i) Indoor recreational activities.
(ii) Outdoor recreational activities.
Types of Activities Under the Two Components of Recreation
These are activities that are performed inside the house, hall or generally under a roof.
(i) Playing music
(ii) Drawing and painting
(iv) Watching television
(v) Playing of indoor games such as cards, Ludo, Scrabble and Chess
(vi) Reading or writing for pleasure, dancing
There are activities that are performed outside or in the open such as parks, game reserves, beach and sports field.
Mountaineering, playing outdoor games, walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, fishing, camping, picnicking, gardening, canoeing, horse riding, hiking, etc.
- What is recreation?
- List two components of recreation.
- Differentiate between leisure and rest.
- In a tabular form outline five outdoor and indoor recreational activities.
- State three reasons you would prefer indoor recreational activities to outdoor activities.
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