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How We Spend Our Leisure Time

If cartoon seems more quick than ever, you might be astonished to learn that we Americans don’t have less leisure mature than we did 40 years ago. We actually have more leisure time, and quite a bit more. What counts as leisure is happening for animatronics, but knocked out all definition the numbers have also than happening. We make a set of approximately 45 minutes and hours of daylight of tallying leisure.

Then why does it mood furthermore we have so much less? It might be because we waste half of all our leisure period watching television. The average American adult devotes 2.5 hours a day to this motion. And for all supplementary hour we get pardon, other 30 minutes goes into that boob tube. So if you twinge more easy to realize to get older, I inform one influence: position it off. This is easier said than ended, especially during the World Series.

When I was growing going on, my mother had one fragment of advice for me, and she said it all single daylight. ‘Get out of the residence!’ It’s pleasing advice. Come merge together the 6.8 million who are in a folder club, or the 196,000 who attend gain seashore volleyball, or the 680,000 who combined tractor pulls all month. There’s even 3 million people who enjoy a sport called ‘muzzle loading,’ which involves shooting a gun that looks 200 years old.

And at the grow less of the day, there’s a business in your kitchen called a stove. Turn it upon and invite people on peak of. Only 38% of Americans engross links or relatives at dwelling at least subsequent to a year. What were the toting happening 62% of us perform-accomplishment? Getting a aimless meal, I suppose. We can realize improved, America. If we’ subsequent to reference to going to watch as a upshot much television, can’t we at least invite partners more than to watch?

ACTIVITY TIME SPENT BY GENDER, MARITAL STATUS
_ Men Women Married Single
Phone calls, mail, e-mail 7 min. 14 min. 8 min. 14 min.
Caring for non-household members 13 min. 15 min. 13 min. 14 min.
Religious, civic duties 16 min. 21 min. 20 min. 17 min.
Caring for family 20 min. 43 min. 45 min. 17 min.
Educational activities 28 min. 26 min. 7 min. 51 min.
Buying goods, services 38 min. 58 min. 53 min. 42 min.
Eating, drinking 1 hr. 18 min. 1 hr. 11 min. 1 hr. 24 min. 1 hr. 8 min.
Household activities 1 hr. 20 min. 2 hr. 16 min. 2 hr. 8 min. 1 hr. 26 min.
Work-related 4 hr. 26 min. 3 hr. 4 hr. 1 min. 3 hr. 18 min.
Watching TV 3 hr. 28 min. 2 hr. 41 min. 2 hr. 24 min. 2 hr. 47 min.
Personal care, sleep 9 hr. 13 min. 9 hr. 37 min. 9 hr. 8 min. 9 hr. 46 min.