Par MARIE-EVE ISSA
Today, one of our biggest concerns as a society is the rise of obesity tied to the population’s over-consumption of calories and under-expenditure of human energy. A society problem yes, but it is also shaped by the built environment which we live, work and play in. Architecture, interior design and urban design too often support unhealthy rather than a healthy diet and sedentary rather than an active lifestyle. What about we switch this around and we built environment that promotes walking over driving, stairs over the elevator, active recreation over Netflix watching! Healthy for you and also good for our planet because it tends to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission.
Creating a space with the principles of active design in mind means helping the occupants incorporate physical activity into their daily routine. Here are a few cost-effective solutions and cost-effective ways to move to a more active and healthy space:
STAIRS FOR EVERYDAY USE
FACILITIES THAT SUPPORT EXERCISE
Active design can assist users of all mobility, ages and background. Let’s create together an active healthy population and thereby a sustainable planet.
Active design guidelines, Promoting physical activity and health in design
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