Among other things, "The Melody" offers:
- A gym on the first floor!
- Outdoor exercise equipment!
- "Inviting" stairways to encourage climbing!
- Motivational slogans and signs on the walls!
- A "slow-moving elevator" to discourage residents from riding it!
Here's why this is supremely dumb:
- By itself, exercise does nothing for weight loss. If you want people to lose fat, focus first on nutrition and sleep.
- Folks who want to live in an "anti-obesity" building probably don't need motivational posters to get them to exercise. They'd do it anyway.
- No one -- fat, skinny, or in-between -- wants to live in a building with a slow-moving elevator.
- There is no such thing as an "inviting" stairway -- not even for people who say they're interested in exercising. Case in point:
If I could design my own "anti-obesity" building, here's what I'd do:
- Lights out at sundown.
- Replace all desks with standing desks.
- Ban vending machines.
- Inspect incoming groceries and confiscate anything containing grains, seed oils, added sugar, etc.
- Free jerky.
- No stairs or elevators -- just ladders and slides.