This new community in Tampa is set to be the worlds healthiest neighborhood

June 28, 2019 by  
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A Tampa neighborhood design just became the first in the world to earn a WELL Design & Operations designation from the Delos International WELL Building Institute, a global community standard for wellness. You may have heard of the Delos company from advocates such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Clinton, or you may have heard about it for creating the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a global movement designed to transform communities and buildings in ways that promote health and wellness. The IWBI WELL Community Standard studies how well a community’s public spaces positively impact individuals in their general well-being, sustainability and health. Under those standards, the WELL Design & Operations (“D&O”) certification recognizes implemented design and policy strategies aimed to improve the lives of local residents through the concepts of: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Sound, Mind, Temperature, Materials and Community. Related: LEED Gold eco hotel in the Wine Country was built using reclaimed wood The only neighborhood design to earn a D&O title so far? Water Street Tampa , an aptly-named $3 billion, 53-acre waterfront community project being brought to life entirely with wellness in mind by Strategic Property Partners, Elkus Manfredi Architects and designer Reed Hilderbrand. The vision, which will create 13 acres of parks and public spaces and one million square feet of new retail, cultural, educational and entertainment spaces, is being built from the ground up to promote healthy living. Some of the ways Water Street will achieve these wellness standards is by building sidewalks with a width of 14 to 45 feet (exceeding the city of Tampa’s requirements), creating outdoor community activity programs such as yoga, offering free filtered water bottle filling stations, reducing light pollution through required light dimming times in designated public spaces, offering recycling in every building and implementing tree canopies and light-colored pavement to reduce urban heat. Additionally, Water Street will also have free public WIFI, app-based parking, a community wellness center, consistent farmers markets and a public kitchen with regularly scheduled chef-led classes in healthy cooking techniques. “Phase One” of the project is scheduled to be completed between 2020 and 2021 and will include over one million square feet of new office space, 300,000 square feet of new retail space (including a grocery store and a gym) and 1,300 new residential units that promise to provide a variety of price points and styles. + International WELL Building Institute Images via WELL

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5 Dog-Friendly Fitness Ideas: Get Moving Outside With Your Dog

May 6, 2019 by  
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There are many science-backed health benefits of dog ownership. They … The post 5 Dog-Friendly Fitness Ideas: Get Moving Outside With Your Dog appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Plogging: Fitness Meets Environmentalism in This Hot Trend

May 28, 2018 by  
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In an effort to eliminate litter from public spaces and … The post Plogging: Fitness Meets Environmentalism in This Hot Trend appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Will wearable technology destroy advances in recycling?

April 19, 2017 by  
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Sponsored: From Fitness trackers to smart socks, these innovations bring lots of promise — but also environmental challenges.

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L’Oral’s wearable patch changes color to warn against skin cancer

June 3, 2016 by  
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When most of us hear the name L’Oréal, we think of makeup and hair products, not tech innovation. That may soon be changing . Many don’t realize it, but the cosmetics giant has been pouring its efforts in recent years into celebrating and supporting women in science and running its very own technology incubator. Now, those efforts seem to be coming to fruition as the company unveils its first wearable device , a skin patch designed to help prevent cancer. Named ” My UV Patch ,” the device is a wearable skin patch just a few centimeters in size and half the thickness of a human hair. The sticky, transparent film is meant to be worn for several days, absorbing sunlight whenever the wearer goes outside. The adhesive is loaded with light-sensitive dyes that change color when exposed to UV light, so it allows the wearer to see if they’re being exposed to too many damaging UV rays over time. Related: L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin The color changes can be hard to decode, which is why the patch also comes with an Android or iOS app , which uses a mobile device’s camera to scan the patch, compare it to the user’s baseline skin tone, and then tracks how much sun the users have been exposed to over time. Since the patch is looking at long-term exposure to the sun, it isn’t intended to serve as a warning when the time comes to reapply sunscreen . The patch will be completely free and is set to launch in 16 different countries worldwide sometime this summer. Via IFLScience Photos via L’Oreal and Shutterstock   Save

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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

October 2, 2015 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

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3 Ways The Apple Watch Can Help You Lead A Healthier Life

September 18, 2015 by  
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Is it time to move? If you’re not sure, taking a look at your watch should give you the answer. Apple’s wearable technology innovation, The Apple Watch, is for obvious reasons making quite a name for itself as competition in the fitness-tracking…

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Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

April 9, 2015 by  
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Halfbike is a totally new kind of personal vehicle, built with the goal of awakening your natural instinct to move. The basic core of Halfbike is built on a bicycle design with a wheel connected to a crankset, but that’s where the familiar design ends. With a movement somewhere between walking and riding, the Halfbike becomes a natural extension of the body and allows you to control the vehicle with your entire body, honing your balance and reflexes as you move. It’s perfect for any kind of transportation, from commuting to recreation, and it is available now on Kickstarter . + Halfbike +Halfbike on Kickstarter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commute , bicycle transport , fitness , green bicycles , green commute , green transportation , Halfbike , Halfbike Kickstarter , Halfbike transportation , personal fitness , personal transportation , Urban Bicycle

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The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

March 27, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. We’ve seen cardboard bikes , surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture , but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a cardboard treadmill . And it works! Sort of. Built for a fraction of the cost of a regular motorized treadmill, the cardboard version is fully able to withstand the weight of adult human foot fall, and its tread does—somewhat—spin with the runner. Read the rest of The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard furniture , cardboard treadmill , DIY , extreme cardboarding , fitness , green health , Health , homemade game guru , lue nuwame , maker , Paper , recyclable , Recycled Materials

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Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

March 27, 2015 by  
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The infamous Tunisian Star Wars sets , which represent Luke Skywalker’s desert planet of  Tatooine , have had it rough in the past, from invading Imperial Stormtroopers to  encroaching desertification threatening the sands . However, the region now faces an even bigger danger—one that is threatening to make the entire area unsafe for locals and Star Wars fans alike: ISIS. Read the rest of Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ISIS , ISIS fighters , ISIS in tatooine , ISIS in Tunisia , ISIS taken over Star Wars set , mos eisley , star war isis , star wars isis , Star Wars movie set , star wars set , Star Wars Tunisia , Tatooine , tatooine isis , tatooine tunisia , Tunis , Tunisia , Tunisia Star Wars set

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