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How Staircases Fight Fat and Global Warming

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 07, 2014 01:13 AM
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by Beverley Mitchell last modified Aug 05, 2014


We know we should take the stairs and not the elevator because it's better for our health and doesn't burn fossil fuels. But when that elevator is slap bang in the middle of the foyer and the stairs are tucked down the end of some creepy passageway, our willpower




 

 

We know we should take the stairs and not the elevator because it’s better for our health and doesn’t burn fossil fuels. But when that elevator is slap bang in the middle of the foyer and the stairs are tucked down the end of some creepy passageway, our willpower tends to give way to convenience. Recognizing this ultimately self-harming quirk of our psychology, New York City is now taking steps (pardon the pun) to encourage people to take the stairs through the process of Active Design.

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