This quantities to 416 hours-a-year or 26,208 hours over a lifetime – the equal of three entire years. Cooking, baking and watching movies are additionally among the many high decisions for pastimes – and persons are simply as more likely to be desirous about doing puzzles as they’re in socialising.
Nevertheless, the research by Stannah, discovered over 55s are much more more likely to learn throughout their spare time (68 p.c) than 18- to 24-year-olds (41 p.c).
Whereas these aged 44 and below are 10 instances extra more likely to be desirous about Tik Tok and eight instances extra more likely to have an Instagram account than adults aged 55 and over.
Regardless of being thought-about a extra “old school” pastime, 18- to 24-year-olds are 3 times extra more likely to be desirous about calligraphy than over 55s.
The youthful technology can be extra more likely to be desirous about cross stitching, stitching and stamp amassing than the senior age group.
Patrick Stannah, the MD of Stannah, stated: “It’s clear from the outcomes of our survey that Britons prefer to take advantage of their spare time to take pleasure in a variety of actions.
“It’s fantastic that many conventional hobbies have stood the check of time, proving to be fashionable with all ages with thousands and thousands of Brits having fun with actions like gardening and baking.”
The analysis additionally revealed that whereas 21 p.c of 18 to 24-year-olds turned concerned in a pastime or curiosity after seeing one thing on social media, simply two p.c of over 55s stated the identical.
1 / 4 of these surveyed stated they picked up a pastime from an older relative whereas 11 p.c took up an curiosity as a result of a youthful member of the household.
Nevertheless, 27 p.c do not suppose they presently have sufficient pursuits with greater than 4 in 10 placing this right down to not having sufficient spare time and 25 p.c blaming an absence of cash.
It additionally emerged 57 p.c take pleasure in their hobbies as a result of it offers them one thing to do, whereas 50 p.c stated it places them in a great temper.
And a fifth really feel their pastimes are vital as a result of it offers them the possibility to share one thing with individuals they know.
It doesn’t at all times go to plan although with 30 p.c of 18 to 24-year-olds admitting to giving up a pastime as a result of they weren’t superb at it – in comparison with simply 17 p.c of these aged 55 and over.
These aged 18 to 24 are additionally twice as more likely to stop a pastime as a result of they did not have sufficient time in comparison with the 55+ age group.
Consequently, 56 p.c really feel they’re extra more likely to persist with a pastime as they’ve grown older.
Sadly, one in 10 of these aged 18 to 24 admitted they stop a pastime as a result of they did not have anybody to assist them, in keeping with the OnePoll knowledge.
Patrick Stannah added: “We’re a sociable bunch, however many people battle to search out time to take pleasure in our hobbies and pursuits.
“The analysis tells us that discovering time for our hobbies and pursuits has an extremely constructive affect on our wellbeing, so it’s vital we do our greatest to search out these additional hours to participate in our passions.
“It’s heartening to see individuals being impressed to take up hobbies from their older family, however along with that, our analysis has additionally proven that senior relations are additionally studying new actions from their kids and grandchildren.”