1.activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation"time for rest and refreshment by the pool" "days of joyous recreation with his friends"
2.an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
1.(MeSH)Activity engaged in for pleasure.
RecreationRec"re*a"tion (-?"sh?n), n. [F. récréation, L. recreatio.] The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.
definición de Recreation (Wikipedia)
Adaptive recreation • Adventure recreation • Aguirre Springs National Recreation Area • Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation • Alumni Recreation Center • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance • American Association for Nude Recreation • Amistad National Recreation Area • Antigua Recreation Ground • Apex Park and Recreation District • Arapaho National Recreation Area • Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site • Armed Forces Recreation Centers • Athelstone Recreation Reserve • Athletics–Recreation Center • Atlin Provincial Park and Recreation Area • Auburn State Recreation Area • Austin Creek State Recreation Area • Aviator Sports and Recreation • Bald Mountain Recreation Area • Bay City Recreation Area • Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area • Benbow Lake State Recreation Area • Benicia State Recreation Area • Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area • Big Bend State Recreation Area • Big Bog State Recreation Area • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area • Big Wheel Recreation • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area • Birch Lake State Recreation Site • Branched Oak State Recreation Area • Brownhill Creek Recreation Park • Bull's Island Recreation Area • CTS Recreation • Candlestick Point State Recreation Area • Capital Springs State Park and Recreation Area • Castaic Lake State Recreation Area • Central Council of Physical Recreation • Central Islip Recreation Center • Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association • Chalco Hills Recreation Area • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area • Chena River State Recreation Area • Chena River State Recreation Site • Chickasaw National Recreation Area • Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area • Coles Sports and Recreation Center • Crooked Creek Lake Recreation Area • Crystal Lake Recreation Area • Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area • Dead Lakes State Recreation Area • Deep Creek State Recreation Area • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area • Falls Lake State Recreation Area • Farewell Bend State Recreation Area • Fike Recreation Center • Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area • Forest Recreation Ground • Fort Custer Recreation Area • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area • Fulledge Recreation Ground • Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach • Game engine recreation • Garden Island State Recreation Area • Gateway National Recreation Area • Gauley River National Recreation Area • George W. Childs Recreation Site • Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center • Grand Island National Recreation Area • Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area • Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area • Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service • Indoor Recreation of Orleans County • Jim Durrell Recreation Centre • Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area • Jubilee Recreation Centre • Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area • Kilmore Recreation F.C. • Lahontan State Recreation Area • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area • Lake Dennison Recreation Area • Lake Mead National Recreation Area • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area • Lake Wateree State Recreation Area • Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area • Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site • List of Nebraska Connecting Link, Spur, and Recreation Highways • Little Sahara Recreation Area • Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area • Louisville State Recreation Area • Lucas County Recreation Center • Maes y Dre Recreation Ground • Medieval Scenarios and Recreation • Memorial Recreation Park • Men's Outdoor and Recreation • Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports (Quebec) • Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area • Moraine View State Recreation Area • Morale, Welfare and Recreation • Morale, Welfare and Recreation (disambiguation) • Mounds Recreation Area • Mount Baker National Recreation Area • Mount Edziza Provincial Park and Recreation Area • Mount Rogers National Recreation Area • Municipal Auditorium-Recreation Club • National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation • New Recreation Ground • New South Wales Department of the Arts, Sport and Recreation • New York City Department of Parks and Recreation • Newport News Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism • Nude recreation • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department • Ouachita National Recreation Trail • Out of School Care and Recreation • Outdoor Recreation New Zealand • Pawnee Lake State Recreation Area • Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area • Pine Ridge National Recreation Area • Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area • Proud Lake State Recreation Area • Pyramid State Recreation Area • Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area • Rattlesnake National Recreation Area • Recreation (film) • Recreation Day • Recreation Ground (Aldershot) • Recreation Ground (Bath) • Recreation Ground (Caersws) • Recreation Ground (Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain) • Recreation Ground (Whitehaven) • Recreation Park • Recreation Park (Columbus) • Recreation Park (Long Beach, California) • Recreation Park (Ontario) • Recreation Park (Visalia) • Recreation Park (Visilia) • Recreation Park, Alloa • Recreation and Amusement Association • Recreation in Huntington, West Virginia • Red River State Recreation Area • Richard Bong State Recreation Area • Ross Lake National Recreation Area • Roswell Recreation and Parks • Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail • Rye Patch State Recreation Area • Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation • Sai Tso Wan Recreation Ground • Salton Sea State Recreation Area • Sangchris Lake State Recreation Area • Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area • Sawtooth National Recreation Area • Schramm Park State Recreation Area • Selkirk Recreation Complex • Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area • Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove • Silesian Culture and Recreation Park • Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre • Smith River National Recreation Area • South Fork State Recreation Area • South Norwood Recreation Ground • Sports and recreation in Bermuda • Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area • Spruce Run Recreation Area • St Croix Recreation Park • Stone Valley Recreation Area • Stowe Recreation Path • Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre • The Perfumed Garden for the Soul's Recreation • Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division • Totness Recreation Park • TouVelle State Recreation Site • Tubing (recreation) • UC Riverside Student Recreation Center • UIUC Campus Recreation Center – East (CRCE) • University of California, Santa Barbara Recreation Center • Valley of Fires Recreation Area • Wal-Lex Recreation Center • Walker Lake State Recreation Area • Water jet (recreation) • Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex • Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area • Weldon Springs State Recreation Area • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area • Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area • White Rocks National Recreation Area • Wild Horse State Recreation Area • Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area • Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area • Wolf Lake Provincial Recreation Area • Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area • Yack Recreation Center • Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
rejuvenate - recreation, refreshment - exit of underground stream, rebirth, renaissance, renascence, resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification - animation, invigoration, vivification - enlivener, invigorator, quickener - freshener - refresher, refreshment - diversion, recreation[Dérivé]
come to, resuscitate, revive[Domaine]
enjoyment; fun; pleasure; relish[Classe]
ensemble des phénomènes (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
plaisir de la fête (fr)[Classe]
Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun". The term recreation implies participation to be healthy refreshing mind and body.
The term recreation appears to have been used in English first in the late 14th century, first in the sense of "refreshment or curing of a sick person", and derived from Old French, in turn from Latin (re: "again", creare: "to create, bring forth, beget.)
Humans spend their time in activities of daily living, work, sleep, social duties, and leisure, the latter time being free from prior commitments to physiologic or social needs, a prerequisite of recreation. Leisure has increased with increased longevity and, for many, with decreased hours spent for physical and economic survival, yet others argue that time pressure has increased for modern people, as they are committed to too many tasks. Other factors that account for an increased role of recreation are affluence, population trends, and increased commercialization of recreational offerings. While one perception is that leisure is just "spare time", time not consumed by the necessities of living, another holds that leisure is a force that allows individuals to consider and reflect on the values and realities that are missed in the activities of daily life, thus being an essential element of personal development and civilization. This direction of thought has even been extended to the view that leisure is the purpose of work, and a reward in itself, and "leisure life" reflects the values and character of a nation. Leisure is considered a human right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Recreation is difficult to separate from the general concept of play, which is usually the term for children's recreational activity. Children may playfully imitate activities that reflect the realities of adult life. It has been proposed that play or recreational activities are outlets of or expression of excess energy, channeling it into socially acceptable activities that fulfill individual as well as societal needs, without need for compulsion, and providing satisfaction and pleasure for the participant. A traditional view holds that work is supported by recreation, recreation being useful to "recharge the battery" so that work performance is improved. Work, an activity generally performed out of economic necessity and useful for society and organized within the economic framework, however can also be pleasurable and may be self-imposed thus blurring the distinction to recreation. Many activities may be work for one person and recreation for another, or, at an individual level, over time recreational activity may become work, and vice-versa. Thus, for a musician, playing an instrument may be at one time a profession, and at another a recreation there is a lot more to do.
Recreation is an essential part of human life and finds many different forms which are shaped naturally by individual interests but also by the surrounding social construction. Recreational activities can be communal or solitary, active or passive, outdoors or indoors, healthy or harmful, and useful for society or detrimental. A list of typical activities could be almost endless including most human activities, a few examples being reading, playing or listening to music, watching movies or TV, gardening, hunting, hobbies, sports, studies, and travel. Not all recreational activities can be considered wise, healthy, or socially acceptable or useful—examples are gambling, drinking, or delinquent activities. Recreational drugs are being used to enhance the recreational experience, a wide-ranging and controversial subject as some drugs are accepted or tolerated by society within limits, others not and declared illegal.
Public space such as parks and beaches are essential venues for many recreational activities. Tourism has recognized that many visitors are specifically attracted by recreational offerings. In support of recreational activities government has taken an important role in their creation, maintenance, and organization, and whole industries have developed merchandise or services. Recreation-related business is an important factor in the economy; it has been estimated that the outdoor recreation sector alone contributes $730 billion annually to the U.S. economy and generates 6.5 million jobs.
Many recreational activities are organized, typically by public institutions, voluntary group-work agencies, private groups supported by membership fees, and commercial enterprises. Examples of each of these are the National Park Service, the YMCA, the Kiwanis, and Disney World.
Recreation has many health benefits, and, accordingly, recreational therapy has been developed to take advantage of this effect. Such therapy is applied in rehabilitation, and in the care of the elderly, the disabled, or people with chronic diseases. Recreational physical activity is important to reduce obesity, and the risk of osteoporosis and of cancer, most significantly in men that of colon and prostate, and in women that of the breast; however, not all malignancies are reduced as outdoor recreation has been linked to a higher risk of melanoma. Extreme adventure recreation naturally carries its own hazards.
A recreation specialist would be expected to meet the recreational needs of a community or assigned interest group. Educational institutions offer courses that lead to a degree as a bachelor of arts in recreation management. People with such degrees often work in parks and recreation centers in towns, on community projects and activities. Networking with instructors, budgeting, and evaluation of continuing programs are common job duties.
In the United States, most states have a professional organization for continuing education and certification in recreation management. The National Recreation and Park Association administers a certification program called the CPRP (Certified Park and Recreation Professional) that is considered a national standard for professional recreation specialist practices.
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