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Jonnalie B. Villegas

January 23, 2017


Assignment #1:

PE 03


  • A. What is Recreation?

Typically associated with structured or organized group activities which are intentionally designed to benefit individuals, groups or communities. Camaraderie, skill development, fitness and enjoyment tend to be primary motivations for recreation participation. Depending on the degree of specialization, participation with sports, creative arts, or service groups are considered forms of structured recreation participation.

  • B. What is Leisure?

Refers to enjoyable and personally meaningful activity in the free time context. Leisure is often associated with a sense of freedom and intrinsic motivation (doing something because you want to, not because you have to).

Activities that people engage in during their free time—activities that are not work oriented or that do not involve life maintenance tasks such as housecleaning or sleeping.

  • C. What is Physical Activity?

Is often associated with various forms of exercise, but can include

vigorous leisure or recreation activities. Examples include: walking, swimming, tennis, bicycling, golf, gardening, etc.

Any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires

energy expenditure.


inactivity has been identified as the

fourth leading risk factor for global mortality causing an estimated

3.2 million deaths globally.

  • D. What is Team Sports?


team sport

is an activity in which individuals are organized into




which compete to win.












Examples: basketball, volleyball, water polo, handball, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, and the various forms of football and hockey.

II. What are the benefits that you can get?

Outdoor recreation is enjoyable for men, women and children of all ages. Performing physical exercise while outdoors provides a way to get outside and enjoy your natural surroundings. Aside from breathing fresh air and discovering nature's many wonders, the outdoors provides various activities to keep you wanting to go back outside for more. The benefits of outdoor recreation are endless and will help keep you and your family physically and mentally healthy.


Outdoor recreation provides a multitude of advantageous physical activities that may be performed in solitude, with several friends and family members, or with your local recreational sports team. Sports such as hiking, canoeing, swimming, racket and ball sports and numerous other physical activities give you more choices for enjoyable exercise, which is likely to keep you motivated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that adults perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of intense activity every week.


Adults and children alike benefit socially from outdoor physical activity. Participating in sports and recreation provides kids to seniors with an opportunity to meet and build relationships with others. Participating on a team will help you to form lasting friendships with people who share your passion for outdoor recreation.


Physical activity helps reduce


and prevents some cases


depression. Exercise reduces anxiety, and consistent activity provides more relief for anxiety and depression. Better self-esteem often results from consistent recreation, partially due to a decrease in stress and to the overall feeling of well-being that occurs from regular aerobic exercise. Breathing

fresh air in a natural, serene environment also helps many people to relax and reduce stress and anxiety.


Studies show that people who exercise regularly experience longer, deeper, more restful sleep. Better sleep results in more energy and alertness the following day, allowing better concentration and ability to think on higher levels. Along with better rest and rejuvenation for your body during the night, regular physical activity that reduces stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression will help you to concentrate more during the day


  • Hurd, A. R., & Anderson, D. M. (n.d.). Definitions of Leisure, Play, and Recreation. Retrieved January 21, 2017, from play-and-recreation

  • Hutchinson, S. L. (2011, June 1). Physical Activity, Recreation, Leisure, and Sport: Essential Pieces of the Mental Health and Well-being Puzzle [PDF].

fresh air in a natural, serene environment also helps many people to relax and reduce stress

Morgan, R. (2013, October 21). Importance of Leisure & Recreation for Health. Retrieved January 21, 2017, from