KPER Position paper.docx - 1 In the 1950s and 1960s some of the popular choices among outdoor enthusiasts included activities such as horseback riding

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1 In the 1950s and 1960s, some of the popular choices among outdoor enthusiasts included activities such as horseback riding, skiing, snowmobiling, and taking a day hike. While these are still enjoyed, people have since leaned to less intense physical activities. But integrating physical activity into your leisure and recreational activities is a perfect way to fit exercise into your schedule. In this research paper we will investigate different examinations and research to help comprehend Leisure and its implications for personal development and quality of life, as well as improving your mental wellbeing. Leisure can be described as time; state of mind or behavior and it is a theory that can be viewed from a variety of viewpoints. Leisure is categorized into three styles - serious, casual and project-based. Recreation is similar to the activity concept of leisure and includes programs that strive to enhance individual and community wellbeing (George, Unit 1, 2019) The quality of life is determined by factors that are objective and also by subjective perception of factors that influence human life. Leisure activities play a very important role in subjective well-being as they offer opportunities to meet the values and needs of life. Taking part in leisure and recreational activities can improve your physical health. People who frequently take advantage of park events generally have less doctor visits, lower body mass ratios and lower systolic blood pressure than those who don’t. ( Brajša-Žganec,2015). The many documented health benefits of increasing leisure include reduced obesity, a diminished risk of disease, an enhanced immune system and most importantly, increased life expectancy. Higher satisfaction with recreational activities and higher frequency of involvement in recreational activities correlate favorably with life satisfaction. Leisure activities keeps the mind and body in balance which is very important in life. Without the proper balance a person cannot do either physical or mental work properly.
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2 Many studies have been done to show that people who actively participate in leisure activities for example, dancing, sports, reading, playing video games etc. are more productive in
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