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PAGE NO. Phase 1: Health benefits 2 - 3 Phase 2: Leisure Report* 4 – 5 Article – Teenage leisure 6 Phase 3: Interview Results 7 Phase 4: Research Analysis.

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2 PAGE NO. Phase 1: Health benefits Phase 2: Leisure Report* 4 – 5 Article – Teenage leisure 6 Phase 3: Interview Results 7 Phase 4: Research Analysis Phase 5: Panel Discussion 13 References 14 Appendices 15 1

3 Having a GOOD POSTURE: Healthy spine; Gives off an aura of pride and self-confidence; Positively changes your frame of mind; A good posture distributes gravity through our body so that no one structure in our body is overstressed; Breathing becomes easier and deeper; Improves circulation and digestion; Makes one look slimmer and younger; Helps your muscles and joints; Helps to prevent certain health problems. Having PATIENCE: Its better to not raise your blood pressure; You will be able to help people for longer periods of time; Helps one relax more in their personal life; You will appear as a kinder, more approachable person. 2

4 CONCENTRATION: Easier to see things through/get things done; Able to focus on goals without distraction; You wont frustrate others; Get a better job done; Motivated by achievements increases self-worth. Being a LEADER: Its important to have concern for the well-being of others; Gain respect & self-worth; Gives you a sense of confidence; Helps with your mental strength and stability; Teaches a person superior communication skills; Sense of responsibility; Motivation to go the extra mile; Great personal development. Being ORGANISED: Will help you to stress less; You will look professional; You will tend to be more confident; Achievements motivate you positive cycle; You are unlikely to forget things meet deadlines. 3

5 Definition of leisure: time when you are not working and can do things you enjoy. The important role of leisure, in enriching a positive lifestyle: 1. Exercise contributes to a FULL AND MEANINGFUL LIFE; it is also one of the best HEALTH INSURANCES. 2. Relaxation, rest and revitalization through leisure are essential to STRESS MANAGEMENT. 3. Meaningful leisure is an essential source of SELF-ESTEEM and POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE. 4. Provides opportunity to live a BALANCED LIVE and GAIN LIFE SATISFACTION. 5. Healthy leisure activities provide POSITIVE LIFESTYLE CHOICES AND ALTERNATIVES to self-destructive behaviour. 6. Recreation together BUILDS STRONG RELATIONSHIPS between family and friends. 4

6 5 While leisure plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle, some leisure activities come with risks that need to be taken into consideration. Gambling can cause people to lose time with family and friends or neglect responsibilities. It can also cause financial loss. Eating for leisure/when you are bored, even when you arent hungry. It will cause you to lose touch with your bodys natural hunger and satisfaction signals. Watching too much TV lowers your attention span; alters your dream; cures loneliness; most people eat junk while watching TV – makes you fat; and encourages violence. Drinking too much alcohol can be a poison. It slows down your digestion, increases blood pressure and causes depression. Alcoholism also ruins relationships. Smoking cigarettes causes 30% of heart disease deaths, 30% cancer deaths, and a massive 80 – 90% of all lung cancer. It raises odds for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure. Casual/occasional drug using for leisure. The problem is obvious; it causes people to go from using drugs casually to becoming an addict. On the other hand, when there is a lack of leisure due to an overload of work and stress, people start to deal with it by using tranquilisers, pain killers, etc. Symptoms of generalised anxiety disorders can include difficulty concentrating, restlessness and irritability, feeling twitchy, being quick to startle, muscle tension, insomnia, nausea, dry mouth and dizziness. Examples of healthy leisure activities: Art classes Music classes Theatre groups Joining clubs Heritage groups Fitness Gardening Volunteer groups

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8 This interview explores the following: How the interviewee views/rates the impact of leisure on their lifestyle. Personal strengths and weaknesses in their leisurely life. How they could implement change. What goals they could have in play. How well informed they are about the impact of leisure in life. On Thursday 24 January 2013, 4x grade 8s & 9s, 4x peers, and 4x adults were interviewed. (See interview evidence - page 15 in appendices) 7

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13 Twelve people we interviewed for this research relating to leisure. 4 juniors (aged 14-15), 4 peers (aged 18-21) and 4 adults (aged 25-55). A healthy amount of leisure time per a week is approximately 15 hours. On average, juniors have 18 hours, peers 14,5 hours and adults 11,5 hours. Ive drawn the conclusion that people have less leisure time with age as they encounter more responsibility and stress. Out of the 12 people interviewed, 7 considered exercise as leisure and there is, on average, only 2.8 hours of exercise a week. As part of my research, I taught our interviewees how to calculate their Body Mass Index (weight in kgs/height x height in meters). Less than 18.5 being underweight; 18.5 – 24.9, being normal weight; 25 – 29.9, overweight; and 30 or more is obesity. According to my findings, no adult interviewed was even close to being underweight. This is most likely due to a lack of motivation for exercise as the average was 0 -1 hour a week. This is, however, not conclusive. According to an pole done in the United Kingdom 50% of the adults claimed that they eat when they are bored. According to my own research, 25% of people who are overweight/obese happen to watch more than 2hours of TV a day. When questioning on hazardous leisure activities, 7 drink weekly, 2 smoke daily, and 4 smoke socially. All 4 social smokers, are in the age group 17 – 21, it is very likely for social smokers to become daily smokers as that is where it starts. One person between 17 – 21 stated that they do drugs on a social level and 2 people take medication to ease stress, surprisingly they are between the age of 14 – 21. This could well be due to peer pressure which young experience today, in their leisure time. 58% of the interviewees feel that the pressure from school/work impedes their leisure time, however, 42% feel they lack leisure time. 83% of the interviewees spend most of their leisure time socialising and 67% of them feel that their friends directly or indirectly influence what they do in that social-leisure time. My final conclusion, is that majority of people do not lack leisure time, but most of their leisure time is hazardous. In most cases it is a possible cause of being overweight. People should try to alter their mind-set and change their perception about exercise being a form of leisure. Exercise is the best stress reliever, it releases endorphins, improves ones lifestyle, helps you to sleep better, you will be more energised and less tired; therefore; able to get more done in a work day, resulting in less stress and more time to relax – causing a positive cycle! 12

14 While leisure plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle, some leisure activities come with risks that need to be taken into consideration. Gambling can cause people to lose time with family and friends or neglect responsibilities. It can also cause financial loss. If you know somebody suffering with a gambling problem, advice them to contact an institution to help them cope. Eating for leisure/when you are bored, even when you arent hungry. It will cause you to lose touch with your bodys natural hunger and satisfaction signals. Watching too much TV lowers your attention span; alters your dream and therefore your quality of sleep; cures loneliness; most people eat junk while watching TV – makes you fat; and encourages violence, especially in children, which could be the reason for increase crimes being committed among teenagers. Drinking too much alcohol can be a poison. It slows down your digestion, increases blood pressure and causes depression. Alcoholism also ruins relationships and is the increasing cause of fatal car accidents. Smoking cigarettes causes 30% of heart disease deaths, 30% cancer deaths, and a massive 80 – 90% of all lung cancer. It raises odds for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure. Smokers tend to smoke more when they feel they cant cope with their work-related demands, this only makes them more stressed because of the increase in their blood pressure. In conclusion, they should rather make time to relax, than to smoke. Casual/occasional drug using for leisure. Not only people who are considered low-life drug addicts, take drugs. Many successful business people admit to taking drugs casually, such as cocaine and smoking weed. The problem is obvious; it causes people to go from using drugs casually to becoming an addict, ultimately ruining their successful life. 13

15 /8reasons-to-have-good-posture/ /8reasons-to-have-good-posture/ Longman Active Study Dictionary, Pearse Education Limited 1983, illegal-leisure-of-hidden-older- adult-drug-users.html illegal-leisure-of-hidden-older- adult-drug-users.html introduction-leisure-gambling html introduction-leisure-gambling html p?mn= p?mn=

16 Interview evidence Drug addict article – mother suffers most (YOU Magazine); Your Lungs & Smoking (YOU Magazine); Are you heading for a Heart Attack? (YOU Magazine). 15


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