Work yourself fitter

2004

Architects are designing a new generation of “fit” office buildings which encourage employees to become healthier by making them walk while they are at work, according to a story in the Sunday Times.

The buildings counter the chair-bound culture by putting meeting rooms, canteens and car parks a significant distance away from desks so workers have to expend energy getting to them.

There is a particular emphasis on persuading people to use stairs by giving them attractive views, while lifts are made more inaccessible and, in some buildings, only serve one floor in three.

The Sunday Times | 'Fit' offices help staff fight the flab