Changing the EnvironmentApplying Behavior ChangeRio Akasaka (@rioakasaka)
ChallengeThe challenge is to change our environment in such away that supports better health
ApproachHealy, G. N. et al. 2008.“Breaks in sedentary time:beneficial associations withmetabolic risk”
Approach: Sitting Less                          have a Adults who sit less throughout the day lower risk of early death pa...
Warning: Before The room is pretty messy because I essentially had to dump two boxes onto my couch to make the standing de...
After I created a standing desk where I used to have a repository of stuff I would never touch I moved some of my photogra...
Results! See my behavior guide to some fantastic results from people who implemented this change!
Some other changesI moved all the sweets into a cabinetthat is harder to reach. I also dividedthe sweets and candies I had...
After I created a standing desk where I used to have a repository of stuff I would never touch I moved some of my photogra...
Some other changesSome of the healther staples like rice,tea and flour which used to occupy thatcabinet space are now more ...
After I created a standing desk where I used to have a repository of stuff I would never touch I moved some of my photogra...
Lastly One last (minor) change I made was to make my toothbrush more prominent in my bathroom - as a result I noticed I wa...
Behavior Change: Changing Your Environment
Behavior Change: Changing Your Environment
Behavior Change: Changing Your Environment
Behavior Change: Changing Your Environment
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Behavior Change: Changing Your Environment

  1. 1. Changing the EnvironmentApplying Behavior ChangeRio Akasaka (@rioakasaka)
  2. 2. ChallengeThe challenge is to change our environment in such away that supports better health
  3. 3. ApproachHealy, G. N. et al. 2008.“Breaks in sedentary time:beneficial associations withmetabolic risk”
  4. 4. Approach: Sitting Less have a Adults who sit less throughout the day lower risk of early death particularly from cardiovascular disease (CVD). http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/HW-PA-SittingLess-Adults.pdf
  5. 5. Warning: Before The room is pretty messy because I essentially had to dump two boxes onto my couch to make the standing desk.
  6. 6. After I created a standing desk where I used to have a repository of stuff I would never touch I moved some of my photography equipment to the main desk, because it acts as triggers for me to go outside and take photos. I removed my chair entirely.
  7. 7. Results! See my behavior guide to some fantastic results from people who implemented this change!
  8. 8. Some other changesI moved all the sweets into a cabinetthat is harder to reach. I also dividedthe sweets and candies I had intosweet and salty, with the saltier itemsfurther up (and farther away).
  9. 9. After I created a standing desk where I used to have a repository of stuff I would never touch I moved some of my photography equipment to the main desk, because it acts as triggers for me to go outside and take photos. I removed my chair entirely.
  10. 10. Some other changesSome of the healther staples like rice,tea and flour which used to occupy thatcabinet space are now more visible andeasier to reach.
  11. 11. After I created a standing desk where I used to have a repository of stuff I would never touch I moved some of my photography equipment to the main desk, because it acts as triggers for me to go outside and take photos. I removed my chair entirely.
  12. 12. Lastly One last (minor) change I made was to make my toothbrush more prominent in my bathroom - as a result I noticed I was more keen on keeping the toothbrush completely clean, and also to use it more often.
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