Recreation is the employment of time in a non-profitable way, in many ways also a refreshment of one'Leisure" title ="Leisure">leisure. Where leisure is, or ought to be, restful, recreation is refreshing and diverting. As we lead more and more sedentary life styles, the need for recreation has grown. The rise of so called active vacations exemplify this.
Recreation, play and fun are not the preserve of humans; nearly all creatures indulge in this to some extent. Play is essential for the development of skills, the most basic of which are motor skills in young creatures.
The weekend is typically a time for recreation, perhaps (in Judeo-Christian and Muslim cultures) because the Sabbath falls on the weekend and the Sabbath is "the day of rest." Holidays are also a common time for recreation.
Many activities may be functional and/or recreational:
- eating and drinking
- hunting and fishing
- sexual behavior
- using the internet and telephone and talking with people face-to-face
- reading a book
In recent years, more 'exciting'Skiing" title ="Skiing">skiing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, sky diving, hang gliding, paint balling, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoning, caving, BASE jumping.
Some people enjoy forms of recreation that are considered immoral by others, for example drug use, gambling, nudism and some forms of sex. Also some people believe that there are restrictions in time for certain forms of recreation, e.g. not on Sunday, sabbath or during Ramadan.
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