Active Leisure vs. Passive Leisure

Active leisure: Often recreational and social in nature, it involves using physical or mental energy. (Like exercise, hobbies, or doing something with friends)

Passive leisure: Activities that involve using little or no physical or mental activity. Like zoning out watching tv, scrolling social media or drinking beer while sunbathing.

Everybody spends their downtime differently… And I don’t want to tell you how to live your Sunday.

But just like Barry White says“Too much of anything is not good for you, baby”.

A healthy life means a balance of both active and passive leisure activities.

List of active and passive leisure activities

Examples of Passive Leisure:

Here is a list of passive leisure activities, which involve very little mental or physical effort:

  • Listening to music
  • Watching TV or a movie
  • Sunbathing or lounging
  • Reading books or magazines
  • Scrolling through pictures
  • Meditating or napping
  • Drawing or painting

Examples of Active Leisure:

Active leisure is often recreational in nature, involving being outdoors. Here is a list of examples for active leisure:

  • Jogging or running
  • Hiking trails, biking
  • Swimming, kayaking, surfing
  • Picnics and camping
  • Dancing
  • Sightseeing or traveling
  • Attending concerts and events

So this is your Sunday morning reminder to relax as much as you can today, but don’t forget to use your brain 🧠 and your body 💪

Make it a great day!
– Joel

an example of active leisure

Pic sent in from Gavin… “Here’s a cool sunrise photo of Lone Peak at Big Sky Montana. Summit is 11,166 ft”

**feature pic by Chris Curry!