The dawn of ‘Wellness Real Estate’

High-rise residential living just became a whole lot healthier thanks to a partnership that includes the likes of Wellness Real Estate™ pioneers, Delos, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Property Markets Group (PMG), a premier real estate investment, development and general construction firm. 

Wellness Real Estate - what is the deal?

Delos is a company that looks at real estate not just as housing but as a place that is connected to your general wellbeing and has worked with researchers, doctors, architects, engineers, and contractors to create designs that support and protect the physical and emotional well-being of a home’s residents. 

Each Delos home is designed to combat the onset of disease and deteriorating health, dispel current ailments, and improve one’s quality of life through daily interactions with innovative healthy living features.

Dr Deepak Chopra is world-renowned and has said that he has always been committed to the the understanding of wellness on a personal, social, emotional and spiritual level and that “we have the tools and access to knowledge that can enable a critical mass to effect transformational change. Delos is a torch bearer for this movement, and is helping to propel us toward a new age of wellness for every human on the planet – I couldn’t be more proud of my work with Delos.”

Healthy high-rise living

It was recently announced that in conjunction with Delos and Dr. Chopra, PMG will integrate scientifically validated wellness designs and solutions into PMG’s future developments in South Florida.

For buyers at the Muse Residences Sunny Isles, which is being co-developed by S2 Development, they will be getting more than just luxury high-rise living. 

“The goal at Muse Residences is to enhance the overall human experience by outfitting a selection of wellness residences with evidence-based features such as circadian lighting and advanced air and water filtration systems,” states Kevin Maloney, CEO of Property Markets Group.  “Deepak and Delos are designing these units to enhance both the physical and emotional well-being of the future homeowners at Muse.”

The exclusive wellness residences at Muse will focus on four core wellness principles: air, water, light and sleep.  Examples of the specific wellness features and technologies that will be incorporated into each unit include:

- Air purification systems: advanced filtration methodologies will be used to enhances indoor air quality by removing allergens, toxins, pathogens, pollen and other pollutants from the air.

- Water filtration systems: best-in-class water filtration technologies will be incorporated to achieve nationally-recognized water quality standards.

- Circadian Lighting: advanced indoor lighting techniques will be added to each unit to promote alignment with the body’s natural circadian rhythm, helping to improve one’s energy, mood, productivity and sleep quality. Light influences and regulates our bodily rhythms, providing the cues to keep our sleep-wake cycle aligned each day. Well-designed combinations of day-lighting and artificial light can provide an optimal lighting environment for circadian alignment.

“We spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors, so it is becoming increasingly important to place human wellness at the center of our building and design decisions,” said Paul Scialla, founder and CEO of Delos. “We look forward to working with PMG and Deepak on the integration of a full set of wellness solutions that will actively contribute to resident well-being at The Muse Residences Sunny Isles.”

By implementing these curated wellness solutions into a selection of exclusive residences, PMG, Delos, and Dr. Chopra aim to awaken and restore the end user in the comfort of his or her own home.  “The homes we live in can have a powerful effect on our physical and emotional well-being,” said Dr. Deepak Chopra. “I am honored to work with PMG and Delos to design healthier residences for Florida residents.”

Healthy living but at what cost?

There has been many critics of these "healthy apartments" mainly because they are clearly intended towards home buyers with deep pockets with their prices ranging between $5 million to $20 million.  While the extras, which has been hand-picked by Delos and Dr. Chopra, will up the price by a further $500, 000.

Furthermore there is the issue that while inhabitants are getting the very best for their health, the building itself is not a sustainable or energy-efficient. Which makes you wonder just how healthy the whole idea really is? 

The clear message here is that health and wellness is the new luxury.

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