Fitness

Fitness

The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) promotes the integration of physical activity into everyday life by providing the opportunities and support for an active lifestyle and discouraging sedentary behaviors.

Background

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) define fitness as “the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies”. Regular physical activity is essential to achieve optimal health, including weight management, chronic disease prevention and fitness maintenance. The American College of Sports Medicine, among others, recommends that all healthy adults engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity five days per week, and muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week. Numerous types of physical activities, including walking, running, cycling, swimming and resistance training have demonstrated health benefits, with greater gains when performed at higher intensities or for longer periods of time.

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64 Interior fitness circulation

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Stair Accessibility P O P
2: Stair Promotion P O P
3: Facilitative Aesthetics P O P

65 Activity incentive programs

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Activity Incentive Programs - P P

66 Structured fitness opportunities

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Professional Fitness Programs - O O
2: Fitness Education - O O

67 Exterior active design

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Pedestrian Amenities O O O
2: Pedestrian Promotion O O O
3: Neighborhood Connectivity O O O

68 Physical activity spaces

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Site Space Designation for Offices O O O
2: External Exercise Spaces O O O

69 Active transportation support

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Bicycle Storage and Support O O O
2: Post Commute and Workout Facilities O O O

70 Fitness equipment

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Cardiorespiratory Exercise Equipment O O O
2: Muscle-strengthening Exercise Equipment O O O

71 Active furnishings

Core & Shell New & Existing Interiors New & Existing Buildings
1: Active Workstations - O O
2: Prevalent Standing Desks - O O

64 Interior fitness circulation

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Stair Accessibility - P P O -
2: Stair Promotion - P P O -
3: Facilitative Aesthetics - P P O -

65 Activity incentive programs

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Activity Incentive Programs - P - P P
2: Sedentary Behavior Reduction - P - - -

66 Structured fitness opportunities

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Professional Fitness Programs - P - O O
2: Fitness Education - P - O O
3: Physical Activity Breaks - P - - -

67 Exterior active design

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Pedestrian Amenities - O O O O
2: Pedestrian Promotion - O O O O
3: Neighborhood Connectivity - O O O O

68 Physical activity spaces

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Site Space Designation for Offices - O - - -
2: External Exercise Spaces - - O O O
3: Physical Activity Spaces for Schools - O - - -

69 Active transportation support

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Bicycle Storage and Support - - O O O
2: Post Commute and Workout Facilities - O - O O
3: Bicycle Storage Facilities for Schools - O - - -

70 Fitness equipment

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Cardiorespiratory Exercise Equipment - - O - -
2: Muscle-strengthening Exercise Equipment - - O - -
3: Age-Appropriate Equipment - O - - -

P8 Injury prevention

Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
1: Sufficient Lighting - P - - -
2: Sidewalks - P - - -
3: Crosswalks - P - - -
4: Safe Routes to School - P - - -
5: Playgrounds - P - - -