“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”- George Bernard Shaw
When was the last time that you played an enjoyable game? Being active is a very important part of sustaining life. It is recommended that a minimum of 30 minutes X 3days per week should be maintained.
With this being said, you do not need the size of a football stadium in your living space in order to maintain good physical activity. Any place with enough room to safely spread your arms and swing in a circle is considered a suitable play space.
Researchers agree that for an activity to be considered play, they should meet certain criteria.
- the play activity must be pleasurable and enjoyable.
- play must be spontaneous and voluntary. Third, the player must be actively engaged in play
- play contains an aspect of make believe.
- play’s only goal to have fun.
Take a look at your cell phone. If a person can play a video game and get maximum enjoyment out of that tiny screen, what can you do with a small space in your dwelling? Don’t let size of a space detour your ideal play.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain