Architects to the rescue

Walking and climbing stairs help build exercise into everyday activity.

It’s nice to see architects striving to design buildings and spaces that encourage us to be healthy.

Did you take the stairs today?  Remember, start with “1 up, 2 down.”From Curbed:

Recently the American Institute of Architects teamed with the city of New York to create its own version of a weight-loss program called the Active Design Guidelines, “a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces.” … “it’s about changing the environment to reshape the available choices (you’ll want to walk because it is easier, cheaper, faster, or more enjoyable).”

Stimulating the Imagination:
Read: make the world a funhouse, or just a place that doesn’t involve sitting in front of the computer. “To explore the world,” Robbins writes, “the real world must compete with the digital one in terms of stimulation.” Well, no kidding!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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