Story: Midlife adults

Midlife leisure

Midlife leisure

A study of midlife adults living in 2008 found that outdoor activities were the most popular forms of leisure. Spending time with friends and family was also popular, particularly for women. Activities preferred by men included going to bars and pubs and watching sports events. Women were more likely to visit libraries for leisure purposes than men.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: P. Koopman-Boyden and S. van der Pas, 'Social connectedness and wellbeing among midlife New Zealanders.' In C. Waldegrave and P. Koopman-Boyden, eds. Enhancing wellbeing in an ageing society: 40–64 year old New Zealanders in 2008. Hamilton: Population Studies Centre, University of Waikato; Lower Hutt: Family Centre Social Policy Research Centre, 2010.

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Alison Gray, 'Midlife adults - Lifestyle, leisure and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2021)

Story by Alison Gray, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018