The Hong Kong Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports

Volume XII, May 2001

Leisure time and the theory of recreation

Hillel Ruskin
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The paper provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of the use of leisure time in modern society. Three major areas are discussed:

  1. Appropriate use of leisure time.
  2. Characteristics of leisure time.
  3. Relationship of leisure to creatively, sociability, physical activity, mental health, solitude, entertainment and religion.

The author concluded that the importance of the school in the promotion and development of wise use of leisure time would be vital. (HKJSMSS 2001;12:1-20)

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