Health@Home: High-Performance Housing Rehabilitation Guidelines

9. Healthy Living and Active Design


Consider incorporating strategies to increase opportunities for resident physical activity or increased mobility both outside and inside the home, as well as strategies that help create healthier environments in and around the home. These measures can help address rising obesity rates that put Americans at risk for a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.

Applicable Standards

  • Support Strategies to Increase Physical Activity
  • Outdoor Spaces to Provide Safe and Healthier Environments
  • Entrances to Encourage Physical Activity and Provide Safety
  • Active Design Resources for Health@Home Guidelines
  • Resident Engagement

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