The dictionary defines hobbies as activities or interests that one pursues in his or her spare time. This is often done as a form of relaxation or for pleasure. Each one of us has different interests and therefore we elect different hobbies for ourselves but some hobbies seem to be universal. Here are the top five most popular hobbies the world over.
Be it basketball, sepak takraw, volleyball or badminton, people loves to sweat it out. Part of the reason why sports is a popular hobby is that most people are getting health conscious. Sports also give them a fun way of losing weight and keeping fit. It also affords most people a great way of busting stress.
What is more, playing sports gives them a chance to further bond with other people: family and friends, even strangers who share the same passion.
2. Watching TV
Although no official statistics exist on how many homes have TV sets, it would be safe to say that a majority of homes around the world have at least one TV set. In the United States, more than 50 percent of all households have three or more TV sets while another 46 percent have one to two TV sets, at least according to Nielsen’s. In developing countries, even slums have television antennas.
It is no surprise, therefore, that watching TV is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. It is easily accessible, readily available and is practically free.