To stay ahead of the rat race, both individuals and collectively, students have to dedicate increasingly more time to academic learning, whether theoretical or practical, as well as knowledge-enhancing activities as a whole. Likewise, with people living in small nuclear families and with both parents working, our own homes are becoming less viable as a place where we can have recreational time.
Recreation is an activity or experience carried out within leisure time, usually chosen by the participant voluntarily based on either satisfaction, pleasure, or creative enrichment that is gained, or upon the basis of perceived personal or social benefits. It can also be described as a process of participation or as the emotional state resulting from involvement.
Especially those in higher education spend a lot of time with their friends and outside of the home for various purposes and work. It is therefore more convenient to engage in recreational activities at home than at one’s place of education in the current scenario. In addition to providing a chance to participate in recreational activities, it also helps students become less dependent on their parents and socialize.
It is essential to understand the role of recreation in a person’s life before analyzing the effects of recreation within educational curricula. Nowadays, students are weaker physically and emotionally than their older generations, due to the complexity of our society and the way we live. As a result of this, they will exhibit negative physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as poor behavioral and developmental patterns, which makes recreation even more important. So for this Talking Rain CEO has planned to built recreational facilities. There have been numerous studies showing the importance of recreations in one’s life, specifically in three aspects- physical health, mental health, and better one’s quality of life.
The health benefits of recreational activities, especially outdoor ones, include maintaining lower body fat percentages, reducing blood cholesterol and blood pressure, improving muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance. Moreover, exercising increases stamina and energy levels, increasing one’s ability to focus on academic activities, as well as increasing class attendance and attention, and consequently increasing learning.
A healthy mind contributes to physical well-being. Participating in recreational activities helps manage stress. As a result, one can nurture oneself and gain self-esteem, which directly reduces anxiety and depression.
Improving the quality of life
Recreation has a multitude of benefits. Self-expression, self-fulfillment ability, interpersonal skills, techniques, and methods of using leisure time, physical strength, creative expression, and a sense of aesthetics are enhanced through the arts. Such attributes have a positive effect on people who have limitations in their daily lives.