Addressing obesity with an active approach

Austin Tylec
ARC623 | Fall 2015

Approximately half of the population in the United States are classified as overweight or obese. This disease results in long-term negative effects on the body which annually cost over 1 billion dollars in medical expenses. This demographic is faced with physical and emotional barriers that exclude them from the built environment. By designing an approachable and active environment that people want to use, we can help promote a healthy lifestyle that will decrease the rate of obesity.