The American population is facing a crisis with the issue of obesity. This medical condition is affecting a huge population of the young people in the country. It is becoming an epidemic that must be dealt with in the fastest time possible, or the country will find itself with a high population of young people who are not productive sufficiently or who have medical conditions that will need a high amount of resources to deal with. There is an urgent need for the medical practitioners in the country to look for ways to address this menace that is facing the country through a long-lasting solution.
For the longest time, the country has been battling the problems related to obesity through education of the people on healthy eating habits. However, this approach does not seem to bear any fruits as more people continue to develop this condition. The only workable method makes people engage in healthy living through the things they may not even realize are meant to make them to. For instance, if we have stairs instead of elevators in a building, those occupying that building will have to do exercise by going up and down the stairway. This is an automatic body exercise they will be doing without even taking note of what they have just done.
According to senior architect and Executive Vice President of the largest architects organization in the country, Robert Ivy, there is something that needs to be done that will be appealing to the people and will largely serve the people living with this condition. He believes that healthy design is what this particular problem needs. Design of the environment we live around needs to be up to the standards that will enable people to do more body exercises. Robert Ivy says that if the architects introduce an approach that will see the construction of a higher number of facilities that have an aspect of healthy design, the endemic problem of obesity may go down drastically.
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The American Institute of Architect is an organization that constitutes all of the professionals working in the architectural industry in America. The organization was founded in 1857 and was established with the focus on developing and improving the sector. When the organization was founded, the industry didn’t have any qualification requirements for people working in the sector. Almost anyone could become an architect, which resulted in a number of sub-par projects which cost the country a lot of money and resources. The organization pushed for the establishment of degrees and courses for people who wanted to enter into the field of architecture, which created a huge amount of development to the field as a whole.
Robert Ivy reckons that there is need to have an industry that appreciates the need for doctors and architects working together to create solutions for this problem. We should stop complaining about the problem of obesity and find a solution that will work for the people.
Robert Ivy is an accomplished architect who believes that there is power in these two careers working together. He has won the G.D Clarion award for lifetime achievement in the industry. He has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Tulane. As the head of the biggest organization of architects, he has the responsibility of making sure that every person in the community is given a chance to enjoy good architectural services.