Leisure and health: why is leisure therapeutic?

@article{Caldwell2005LeisureAH,
  title={Leisure and health: why is leisure therapeutic?},
  author={Linda L. Caldwell},
  journal={British Journal of Guidance \& Counselling},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={26 - 7}
}
  • L. Caldwell
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Psychology
  • British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
The purpose of this article is to examine the empirical evidence and describe theoretical perspectives that address under what conditions and why leisure can be therapeutic and contribute to health and well-being. This review of the literature provides empirical evidence that leisure can contribute to physical, social, emotional and cognitive health through prevention, coping (adjustment, remediation, diversion), and transcendence. After examining this empirical evidence, the article addresses… 

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