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Is Your McMansion Killing You?

IS YOUR MOMANSION KILLING YOU? FAMILY SIZE HAS DECREASED BY ALMOST 25% OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS MORE ROOM FOR LESS? Avg. home was 1950: Kids spend almost 10X as much time watching TV or playing video games as they do outside 000 7. ft. Avg. home increased to 2010: Average #of people per household: Average #of TVs per household: 2200 s4. A. TODAY THEN NOW 1950 2012 Only of Families say they take part in a family outdoor activity once a year 2.93 11% 1 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? SSSS Average % of income spent on mortgage and přoperty tax: Average cost of home: THEN NOW THEN NOW 1950 2012 $8,450 $152,000 1950 2012 22% 43% How we afford it: According to the Census Bureau, the average American spends over 50 minutes a day commuting (U" of American children live in households where all adults are employed A survey of employed email users finds: 22% are expected to respond to work email when they're not at work If you buy a 3,000 sq. ft. home, you can expect to spend $30,000 on furniture over the first 2 years check work email b1° on the weekends Manufacturing and transportation of concrete for a 2.500 sq FE. home generates EFFECT OF BIG HOMES ON THE PLANET 39.7 TON OF Homebuilding is a huge slice of America's resource consumption CARBON DIOXIDE Construction and remodling: 75% % of yearly lumber consumption Over 50 years: Greenhouse emissions equal 30-40X the weight of the carbon in the house's frame The bigger the house; the bigger the emissions MORE EFFORT, LESS QUALITY Exercise at home 25 MILLION AMERICANS WORK OUT AT HOME Americans spend 4 BILLION on home treadmills, stationary bikes, Stairmasters and other equipment Per capita calorie consumption: 214º between 1950 and 2000 THEN NOW Obesity rates increased by 1950 calories /day 2012 calories /day 1,900 2,700 Average hours of sleep: THEN NOW Average cost of a kitchen remodel: $27,000 1950 2012 75 hrs. 6 hrs. Average # of bedrooms: 3 Number of people reporting 8 hours of sleep per night has dropped to: Average size of kitchen: 20% 1960 NOW 98 s A. 2012 Approx 121 s4 A. 60-80 MILLION people in the US have a sleep disorder Health problems caused by sleep deprivation High blood pressure Heart attack Heart failure Stroke Average amount of eating out: THEN NOW 25% Obesity Psychiatric problems Depression and mood disorders ADD Mental impairment Fetal and childhood growth retardation Poor quality of life 1950 2012 of all wrecks involve a tired driver considered a special occasion only Americans eat out 4.8 times/week Americans consume 60% MORE FAT per year than they did in 1950 BOTTOM LINE: Our McMansions may be costing us a lot more than we think. Sources: http://www.americ 1950-vs-america-2012 bours-worked-productivity-vacation/ http://www. ntp:// deaning-women_n_2247557.html -191200/How-1950s-wome -stayed-slim.html cleani americans-working-harder-charts Presented by 11/06/speedup-'s_mcmansion_problem NOWSOURCING b ०

Is Your McMansion Killing You?

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