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STEP UP: MOVING AT WORK

Health and Wellness Through Design

03/27/2019 - TIM HAWK


Is it just me, or are things spinning faster and faster and we all seem to run from thing to thing without any respite? I am old enough to remember a slower time when we prepared drawings by hand and talked to one another in person or on the telephone to do our business as architects. It seemed as if we had more time to do our work. Projects took months and months to complete, and we finished projects at a high level of quality. Certainly our work was more linear, with fewer iterations expected and we had time to review drawings, coordinate the work of our consultants fully, and do our best to integrate and anticipate construction challenges.

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Why is moving at work important?

  • Managing employee health

This study shows that a sedentary lifestyle is associated with increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

  • We spend the majority of our day at work

Studies show that a sedentary lifestyle is associated with increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

  • Physical movement improves mood and overall health

Studies show that a sedentary lifestyle is associated with increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines, adults should “spend less time sitting and more time moving.” Over the next few months, we will explore how design can impact our health, improve worker productivity and student performance, and advance our society towards a more balanced existence.

How can workplace design encourage movement?

There are several elements of “active design” which architects can implement to encourage users to get up and be more active during the work day. Stairs, a variety of indoor and outdoor work spaces, sit-to-stand desks, are some examples. Design can also incorporate central communal spaces where employees might frequent throughout the day. Including shared printers, and coffee makers and lunch room. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels. Tune in on Wednesdays and join in the conversation through our social media channels.

How does WSA Studio incorporate moving into our design?

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