Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Six Ways Buildings Can Promote Wellness

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Six Ways Buildings Can Promote Wellness

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Buildings, Penny

Building owners and operators can encourage their occupants to lead healthier lives with these six tips.

1 Encourage more walking.

Indeed, a handful of simple lowor no-cost improvements can encourage occupants to walk more, such as moving communal equipment like printers and copiers to a central space. For a more formal walking initiative, consider starting a prize competition and have occupants wear fitness monitors to track how many steps they take during a day.

2 Promote stairs, not elevators.

To be sure, an existing building has fewer opportunities than a new construction project to make stairs an appealing amenity, but it can be done.

3 Trim the fat from your building's foodservice options.

Whether the building has a couple of vending machines or a full cafeteria, offering appealing but healthy options can be accomplished by talking to and working with your foodservice vendor. …

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