n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Leisure and wellness : a North American perspective

Supplement 4
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


Leisure and wellness have emerged as important social constructs of the 21st century. Both are often thought to be synonymous with human happiness, the good life or living life to its fullest. The magnitude of their importance worldwide has brought an increasing greater focus and attention to the similarities of these two concepts. The extent to which good health is realized is contingent on many factors. We can make choices that will promote health and well-being, prevent or delay the premature onset of many chronic illnesses, and improve our quality of life. Often these serious health threats originate in childhood or adolescence and continue through adulthood. This article explores the health issues of North American youth and older adults.

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