Parkes (2006) defined leisure as, ‘Leisure is not for work and everyday routine. Leisure activity is often considered to represent physical activity levels’.
Leisure is time that is one’s own, free of obligation – time that potentially provides the opportunity for true play.
Adults may seldom create the elaborate fantasy worlds that young children do, but they certainly can lose themselves in intrinsically motivating activities, whether they are envisioning themselves as superstars on the tennis courts or playing around with offbeat ideas as they lie by the swimming pool. If play basically a state of in adults, like children are capable of playing.
In addition to exercise and structured sports, physical activity can also be categorized as active leisure, which includes any volitional activity that results in energy expenditure undertaken during one’s free time.
In Western society the single leisure activity which involves most people and absorbs most leisure time is watching televisions, with more than 90 percent of the population typically watching for an average of 2-3 hours a day.