Recreation is a hobby or leisure activity that is done in your spare time. There are many different forms of recreation that are used for exercise or to achieve personal goals. Leisure recreation can be done for physical fitness or to enhance the look of your home or yard. Recreational activities may be organized events for large groups, or a one-person activity done for relaxation. Participating in recreational activities on a regular basis will lead to a healthier and more active lifestyle. Leisure recreation is often used to accomplish personal goals such as making arts and crafts, planting a garden, or restoring classic cars.
Hobbies done for recreation can also be profitable. Those who make arts and crafts often sell their products to friends and family, on their websites, and even on Ebay. Leisure recreation can be a simple activity such as a walk along the beach or a stroll in the park. Other recreational activities such as extreme sports are for those who love adventure and high impact outdoor sports. Organizations like the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), and the Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA)sponsor recreational activities for preteens and young adults throughout the communities.
Travel is another form of recreation that is joyed by many people. Recreational travel has become a popular event for large families and groups of friends who are splitting the cost of food and other travel expenses. Recreational travel is an ideal way to visit new areas, to see natural landmarks, and make new friends. Travel for recreation is done for a variety of reasons, some of the most popular are weddings, graduation parties, anniversaries, and family reunions. While an ocean
cruise is the most popular way to travel for recreation, road trips are still the preferred method of recreational travel for many families.