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Benefits of Recreation in Society and on the Body

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Benefits of Recreation in Society and on the Body

Recreation

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We've all heard it before, "Personal recreational activities involves

those actions that relax, refresh, and rejuvenate us" - yet how much

do we truly gain from these activities? Recreation is a healthy part

of each individual's own life and can be enjoyed by everyone. The

benefits of recreation are not only positive to the community of

today, but to the society of tomorrow.

The positive outlook on recreation is unlimited and endless in our

world. There are great things that not only improve health and

wellness, but the building of self-esteem and stress reduction (NRPA).

Recreation is a healthy alternative for positive behavior, which leads

to opportunities for learning and living a balanced, productive life.

According to NRPA recreation evolves physical, mental, and social

health related benefits that result from participating in recreational

activities. Although many other important benefits are documented,

(increased environmental stewardship, job opportunities, and a variety

of economic benefits) there are many current research documentations

on the physical aspects of recreation along with recent trends in

recreational interests. According to the Surgeon General's Report,

over 60 million people are considered overweight.

Overweight and obesity are associated with heart disease, types of

cancer, type II diabetes, respiratory problems, and psychological

problems such as depression and fatigue. Participating in meaningful

recreational activity aides in the prevention of diseases and improves

the mental health of participants.

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"Activity Guide." Redding Recreation 7-9 Winter 2002: 1.

"Activity Guide." Redding Recreation 2 Fall 2002: 4.

"Promoting better health for young people." California Disease Center.

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Wilson, Edward O. "Parks and Recs." Advisors Marketing March 2001:

41-62.

"Parks or Prisons." California Parks and Recreation Service. 7

September 2002. 17 October 2002 .

"Activity Guide." Redding Recreation 27-29 Summer 2002: 2.

U.S. Surgeon Generals Report. "A Call to Action to Prevent and

Decrease Overweight and Obesity." Statistical Abstract of the United

States: 2001. Washington, DC: U.S. Table 277.

U.S. Surgeon Generals Report. "Physical Activity and Health."

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1996. Washington, DC: U.S.

Table 212.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the benefits of recreation in society and on the body. recreation is a healthy part of each individual's life and can be enjoyed by everyone.
  • Explains the positive outlook on recreation is unlimited and endless in our world. recreation is a healthy alternative for positive behavior, which leads to opportunities for learning and living productive lives.
  • Explains the health benefits of recreational activities, including environmental stewardship, job opportunities, and economic benefits, as well as recent trends in recreational interests.
  • Explains that over 60 million people are considered overweight. overweight and obesity are associated with heart disease, types of cancer, type ii diabetes, respiratory problems, and psychological problems.
  • Explains that cardiovascular disease is america's leading cause of death and physical inactivity is the single greatest factor leading to this disease. exercise is especially important to public health.
  • Explains that in 1994, the american cancer society estimated that 540,000 americans died from cancer, while 1,210,000 new cases occurred the same year. recreation, fitness, sports, and active living has been shown to help in the prevention of specific diseases.
  • Explains that walking outside can postpone and possibly prevent the development of type ii diabetes in people who are overweight and who have already started having trouble metabolizing glucose.
  • Explains that recreation is a proven therapeutic tool used in hospitals, clinics, and communities everywhere, helping to restore physical, mental and social capacities and abilities.
  • Explains that recreational activities help to break down unfamiliarity, fear and isolation, and promote contact between various groups within the broader community.
  • Explains that recreation helps reduce crime rates and vandalism, teach positive conflict resolution skills, and influence positive attitude and behavior. economically, recreation attracts business expansion and relocation.
  • Explains that recreation is more than fun and games, it is a "community oriented policy" that provides training and the facilitation of public safety.
  • Explains that police agencies can utilize park and recreation commissions in efforts to discuss community problems and work out solutions.
  • Explains that in most communities, there are more kids under the direction of a recreation program than at any time, so the collaboration with schools and churches can provide information on youth issues and preventative programs.
  • Explains that park and recreation programs provide economic benefits through the purchase of supplies and equipment, and increasing the work force.
  • Explains that the youth aspect of public safety is enormous. recreation agencies offer today's youth positive, healthy, and constructive activities.
  • Opines that gang-related problems cost california taxpayers about one billion dollars each year.
  • Explains that recreational agencies offer healthy and fun activities to improve family relationships and parenting skills, and employ youths that learn lifelong job skills at early ages.
  • Opines that recreational programs that reduce juvenile crime such as vandalism, graffiti, and gang involvement save the communities resources and bring greater light and fresh perspectives on issues and problems facing various communities.
  • Opines that the benefits of recreation are positive to the community of today, but to society of tomorrow.
  • Explains the 10 reasons why public safety should partner with recreation. redding recreation 7-9 winter 2002: 1. "activity guide."
  • Cites wilson, edward o., "parks and recs." advisors marketing march 2001: 41-62.
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