Health and Happiness

Encouraging active, social, meaningful lives to promote good health and wellbeing.

The goal of this principle is to increase or support high levels of physical, social, mental and emotional health and to increase or support high levels of happiness and wellbeing.

Outcomes
Outcomes we can adopt include
Active lifestyles
Easy access to healthy food
Good work-life balance
Actions
Actions we can take include
Designing communities with outdoor gyms
Installing a shower so employees can cycle to work
Banning the sale of sugary drinks in school
Indicators
Indicators we might track include
Number of people exercising vigorously for at least 30 minutes a day, five times per week
Percentage of employees walking or cycling to work
How satisfied people are with their lives
Story
Health and Happiness at Singita Serengeti
“Our biggest success has been training our team in One Planet Living®. When we started about a year ago, we had no clue what it was all about. I remember the first training session - I could see my team members glaring at me as I painstakingly tried to explain! Fortunately I am eloquent in Kiswahili language so managed to explain in a language they could understand and give real examples from day to day life. For instance after understanding what “health and happiness” meant, we have members of the team exercising every evening and even formed a soccer team!”

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Goals and guidance for:

Cities
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Communities
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Schools
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