Impact of Workplace Design and Planning on Sedentary Lifestyles

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The issue of sedentary behavior in the workplace and its negative effects on health have stirred discussions around implementing a more proactive approach to promote physical movement, particularly in the realms of design and the built environment. The present study looks at the attributes of spatial design that play a role in promoting physical movement in the workplace, specifically in encouraging walking behaviors and stand-up breaks throughout the day. This study utilizes multi-method research framework to compare individual physical activity habits, characteristics of the built environment, physical design attributes, and user behaviors. The outcomes of this study observed a relationship between the design of built environment and users’ response and their associated physical movement in the workplace.
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2018-05-30
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Workplace; architecture; Social research; Design; Design for wellness; Health & Wellness; Planning Strategy; Sedentary
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Hua, Ying
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Gibson, Kathleen Joan
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Design and Environmental Analysis
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M.S., Design and Environmental Analysis
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Master of Science
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