People who want to maintain the changes they experienced during COVID-19 in their personal and professional lives must convert these behaviours into the built environment. Many people discovered a renewed respect for a healthy lifestyle due to the lockdown restriction of no outdoor activity. People agree that exercising helps them manage their health, whether they walk, cycle, or exercise at home.
While many people living in housing societies with sophisticated arrangements got appropriate exercise, due to the scarcity of such societies, a vast population was deprived of leading a healthy life; gym closures left many looking for an alternative venue for regular exercise. Also, within the protective confines of their gated community, people had limited options for taking a stroll in the garden. Hence, removing spatial barriers that obstruct access to green spaces is critical; the COVID scenario has given a boost to projects that can provide a green environment to the city’s population.
The need is for green spaces to be created in city areas to persuade people to view gated communities as safe locations to live healthy life. The ability to profit from newly acquired lifestyle habits necessitates long-term change on the ground to promote healthy living options.The projects must be designed to improve people’s lifestyles by incorporating a wellness componentAnother trend that is gaining traction is consumers adopting healthier eating habits. People are indulging in healthy cooking, eating a more plant-based diet, and eating more fruits and vegetables. Restaurants providing healthier alternatives, on the other hand, are hard to come by. Having access to these facilities is a crucial factor in making a decision. Healthy eating settings should not, under any circumstances, limit the options available to people. Instead, healthier living options should be made available, such as enough room to grow organic food or practise hydroponic based organic food.
Without the protective intervention of your home environment or the gated community where you live, healthy living is impossible. The need is for a home with an enormous green expanse and stunning panoramas of shrubs and medicinal trees that provide a therapeutic touch from Mother Nature.
Undersized homes are another barrier to good living; the impact of inadequate space on mental health and wellness will only worsen as people spend more time at home. Second, we must consider the ability of the community outside of the home. Providing a diverse range of facilities and activities and dynamic public areas for families to engage in active play will help to improve community well-being. Third, people are now looking for less dense living space with fewer apartments on each floor.People will require projects that will provide them with unimpeded sight of the city on one side and the green belt on the otherThe projects must be designed to improve people’s lifestyles by incorporating a wellness component. It’s important to remember that your health affects not only you but everyone around you. As a result, the gated community must make a provision of an area dedicated for your pets where they can play and roam freely.
People will not live in jungles, but they will require projects that will provide them with unimpeded sight of the city on one side and the green belt on the other. In addition, the project should be near esteemed educational institutions, well-known health institutions, and shopping centres. We know there is the ability to change. People are willing to change and embrace new healthy behaviours when they are compelled to. Therefore, our built environment must improve accessibility and make healthy options the primary option for everyone.
Ms. Yukti Nagpal joined as the Director at Gulshan Homz with the mission of providing not just homes but lifestyles to people. She introduced the concept of Wellness Homes by including air-purifier installed apartments, clubhouse serving detoxed water, terraces with sunbathing decks, hydroponic farming, gardens with yoga and meditation centres, medicinal trees inside the complex and much more.