What can architects do for a better health?

We move less often. This is even less if you have a job in the office. And a lot of people go to their work by car. And that’s not all. In the evenings we plump down on the couch to do nothing and relax. We take the escalator while there is a normal staircase next to it. This must change! Our physical health deteriorates. Exercise coupled with healthy diet is necessary.

Can we challenge people to move more often? Can we classify areas in a way that motion is encouraged and to improve the average health? This is possible and it will happen in the future increasingly! This movie is an innovative idea how we can do this.

More stairs and more playful ways to challenge people to move. The best way to do this is to create a an experience with fun. Architects can design buildings which can improve our health. They are more concerned about the influences of materials and furniture which are used in buildings. They can have a positive impact on the mental well-being.

Well-designed staircases encourages more activity and improves health. A Harvard study showed that men who climbed at least 20 floors a week had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) designs staircase strategies that can increase physical activity. Do not ignore these design decisions because a single miscalculation might negatively impact people’s physical and mental health. This is an innovative way to get more healthy! How do you challenge yourself to move more?

Source:  The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
http://www.psfk.com/2013/11/architecture-human-happiness.html

 

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