Designing Spaces To Fight Obesity

In an attempt to compel a "captive" audience to become more physically active, architects are responding to clients' desires to include opportunities for exercize in the buildings' designs.
November 18, 2005, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Buildings have long been designed so people can get from one place to another with minimum physical effort. Now, in a bid to fight a rising tide of obesity, companies, universities and other institutions are embracing the opposite idea: buildings that force employees to move around a lot more.

...Health-related design has growing appeal for some of the biggest users of real estate -- companies that rent office space."

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Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 in The Wall Street Journal
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