Hobbies and Leisure time

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Dátum: 05.05.2012
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Hobbies and Leisure time
Leisure time can be defined as the time, when people do not have to work and they can do whatever they like. It is time of entertainment and fun. The leisure time is very important. Psychologist claim that it is not good if we do not get enough relaxation and people whose hobby is different from their professions are much happier because they have new activity which is beneficial for them. 
 
Some people use their free time to relax, either actively or passively, but more and more people are doing volunteer work, especially for charities or political parties. A lot of free time is spent sitting passively at home where the most popular leisure activities are watching TV, reading the newspaper or a magazine, playing computer games, surfing the Net or just chatting with a neighbour over a cup of coffee while relaxing in comfortable armchairs. Our consumer way of life has even changed the way we spend our free time : many adults now spend their Saturdays or Sundays shopping at the nearest supermarket while many city young people meet friends at large shopping centres or malls just to hang out.
 
Free time activities vary from season to season. In summer, gardening is popular among middle-aged and elderly people. Some grow fruit and vegetables while others simply enjoy watching their green lawns grow so they can mow them. In winter, many men often work on do-it-yourself projects around the house, like building shelves or remodelling the bathroom. Many young men enjoy  going to the local rink or pond to play some hockey once the weather is cold enough. And no chiild would miss sledding after a fresh snow. Spring is the time for „spring cleaning“ when many families set to washing Windows, cleaning out cupboards and sorting through old clothes. The warm weather also brings out children of all ages on skateboards, rollerblades and bikes. Hiking, rock-climbing and long walks in the wood looking for mushrooms are also favourite pastimes in good weather. Many people also use both spring and autumn to repair, paint, redecorate and remodel their houses or flats. Some families, especially those that live in large cities, often have a day out at the weekend when the weather is warm.
 
Another leisure time activity is reading. Not many people go to the library to check out books, but one reason might be that our town libraries do not have the Money to update their collections . Reading newspaper and magazines is also popular. Some free time activities involve animals. The most popular must be having a dog or a cat. For people who live in a flat in a housing estate having a dog can take up a lot of their free time, but they do not seem to mind. They enhjoy being able to get out several times a day to take their pets on the daily walks.
 
Most people like socializing. They enjoy going out with friends for dinner or a drink after a hard day at work. Sometimes they invite friends over to their place for a fun time of relaxation. Fitness classes can also be a good way to spend your free time, meet people and have fun with friends. For many young people, having one regular night out a week is a normal part o their free time , whether i tis joining friends for a drink in a pub, dining out in a restaurant or dancing the night away in a club. While in Britain a visit to a pub often includes playing a game of darts, in Slovakia , most pubs do not even have games available so pepole just sit, drink their beer, smoke and talk for hours.

Statistics show that young generation is becoming lazier then their parents. These fact is not satisfying because we usually choose comfortable ways of spending our free time.
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