My idea of a healthy community is a place where people can live in harmony. People would be surrounded by a homeostasis environment. There would be no crime, no hunger, no poverty, and everyone would live together as equals. This can place an impact on the community’s health. An improved design that promotes health would be one that promotes walking and biking (Adriana A., Z., Barron J., O., Randy H., G., Nader V., C., Scott B., G., David P., G., & Stuart E., M., 2016). This would improve the community’s health and improve the community’s environment. Having smaller communities promotes pride within the community and people are more willing to work together. This type of setting would help create a more harmonious environment.
Most communities do not live under this ideal healthy community. The way that cities have been designed, it promotes being sedentary and the use of motorized vehicles (Adriana A. et al, 2016). This creates less of a connection within the communities. There is more of a need for education within communities now to work together and create healthy lifestyles. There is still the need for healthy eating and exercise habits that need to be enforced. Exercise also reduces stress and helps promote a healthier lifestyle.
Adriana A., Z., Barron J., O., Randy H., G., Nader V., C., Scott B., G., David P., G., & Stuart E., M. (2016). Designing healthy communities: A walkability analysis of LEED-ND . Frontiers Of Architectural Research, Vol 5, Iss 4, Pp 433-452 (2016), (4), 433. doi:10.1016/j.foar.2016.09.004