Leisure Enhancement, 4th ed.
The fourth edition of Leisure Enhancement introduces recreation and leisure through concepts of leisure, historical influences, and theoretical explanations. This book also discusses the application of theory to enhance leisure wellness. Further, it examines leisure throughout the life cycle, recreation for special populations, and outdoor recreation and natural resource lands.
This book fosters a better understanding of personal and societal leisure behavior; facilitates the application of theories, concepts, and data to improve personal leisure well-being; and broadens perspectives on leisure and enable adaptation to future changes.
The authors have taught at the higher education level. They have also published several textbooks and many articles, primarily on the topic of recreation and aging. The contributors have a range of professional experiences from professor, to dance instructor, to consultant on futures forecasting.
Part I: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
Chapter 1: Concepts of Leisure
Chapter 2: Leisure Education: Vital to the Well-Being of Society
Chapter 3: Historical Influences on Leisure Today
Chapter 4: Leisure and Recreation in the United States Today
Chapter 5: Why People Recreate: Theoretical Explanations
Part II: Application of Theory to Enhance Leisure Well-Being
Chapter 6: Leisure Planning and Time Management
Chapter 7: Fitness and Leisure
Chapter 8: The Role of Leisure in Stress Reduction
Chapter 9: The Use of Humor and Laughter in Coping with and Reducing Stress
Chapter 10: Recreation and Social Development
Chapter 11: Gambling and Recreational Drug Use: Analyses of Two Prevalent Leisure-Related Problems
Chapter 12: Personal Leisure Philosophy
Part III: Expanding Leisure Horizons
Chapter 13: Leisure Throughout the Life Cycle
Chapter 14A: Recreation for Special Populations: An Overview
Chapter 14B: Recreation for Special Populations: A Wheelchair Athlete’s Perspective
Chapter 15: Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Lands
Chapter 16: Leisure in Selected Countries
Chapter 17: Leisure in the Future