Recreation is the employment of time in a non-profitable way, in many ways also a therapeutic refreshment of one's body or mind. Recreation is often distinguished from leisure. Where leisure is, or ought to be, restful, recreation is refreshing and diverting. As people in the world's wealthier regions lead more and more sedentary life styles, the need for recreation has grown. The rise of so called active vacations exemplify this.

Water Safety as related to Recreational Safety