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Silay City Watersports and Recreation Park (Chapter I)

Silay City Watersports and Recreation Park (Chapter I)

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LA CONSOLACION COLLEGE-ARFIEN DEPARTMENT PAGE
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CHAPTER IINTRODUCTION
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
This saying, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." has stood thetest of time. People have been saying it for ages; and for good reasons.Working constantly and not allowing oneself to some occasional recreation willsimply just wear out the body. After all, life isn't all about work. There should bea steady balance of work and play; and that's where recreation comes in.
“Lea
ve all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth 
more than learning.” 
(Thomas Jefferson 
, 1790
 
)
 
Recreation, defined by Ambrose Bierce as,
“A particular kind of 
dejection
to relieve a general fatigue”,
is a term that denotes the refreshment of one'sbody or mind after work that stimulates amusement or play. People havebecome too busy to take out time to introspect, no time to interact, and have
 
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become so engrossed with work.Working can lead to increased stress, illness,disease or more. People weren't meant to work themselves to death. Thereshould be a balance of work and recreation. Our bodies need rest, relaxationand enjoyment every once in a while. As what American author, EdwardBellamy, said,
“If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a closesecond.”
Recreation is an activity, rather an opportunity to take a break, themuch-needed break from work.The more recreation one engages after work,the happier and enjoyable life becomes.
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, whilemovement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” 
(Plato) 
Recreational activities are widely popular across the globe. Some enjoyexploring to beautiful places around the world whereas others take interest inpursuing their hobbies as a means of recreation. Whichever way, recreationneeds to be made a vital component of the fast life of the present times!
“Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labor,
sleep, and recreation...all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity, never 
idleness.”( 
Brigham Young) 
 
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In Nationwide polls, 89% of all Americans report that they frequentlyexperience high levels of stress and 59% claimed that they feel great stress atleast once a week.
John Wanamaker once said, “
People who cannot find timefor r
ecreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.”
Positive andenjoyable recreation experiences can decrease stress and psychologicaltensions. Leisure activities offer people with the opportunity to boost energy andemotion not being released in other aspects of their lives.Family bonds are enhanced by the sharing of leisure time. Families thatdo recreational activities together tend to be closer and improve their chancesof staying together.There are a lot of activities to choose from with recreation. Some peopleprefer to do adventurous sporting activities and experience the thrills andexcitement, while others prefer to light activities. Adventure and recreation inPhilippines has been a part of the Filipino culture. The tropical weather allowsFilipinos to spend most of their free time outdoors; children commonly playoutside with friends.
“There's something special about being on the water. Whether cresting a
wave in an outrigger canoe, paddling a kayak across a cliff-rimmed lake, or 

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