Your Body the Machine
Your body is a machine.
Atom A. Ton (automaton) is your host. He along with several other steam-punk style robot characters will educate and demonstrate the mechanical aspects of the body. They teach about the costs and benefits of each food and activity choice. Their mechanical construction can be used to focus on specific topics.
Ensemble of Robots collection of robots can be assembled at random from standard components
Ensemble of Robots collection of robots can be assembled at random from standard components. Several original robots can be used to illustrate the focus topics.
Fuel: Interactive Game Play The robots race and are helped or hindered based on the food choices. This isn't a simplistic good food v. bad food concept. The kids are smarter than that. Some food will give a short burst of energy. Others provide a longer stream of sustenance. Sill other foods provide vitamins and protein to help with maintenance issues.
Fuel: Take Away The participants are given a Fuel Analyzer they can use throughout EPCOT. It is a full-color printed cardboard frame with colored plastic. At each restaurant is adjacent to the Kids’ menus in the park, are charts similar to the graph on the back of Transformer Toy packaging. The charts list the cost (calories and metabolic effect) and nutritional benefits. . The red plastic filters out a color to reveal the benefits of different food options.
Appendix and deeper concept summary
This concept for the redesign is a slight homage to the school house rock, "I'm a Machine, Your a Machine" fitness/body themed animated short. The human body is an amazing and complex machine.
This machine is designed to operate trouble-free most of the time. No body is exactly like any one else's. Occasionally systems can fall out of proper operation. Adjustments must be made or your machine can stop operating properly.
Your machine's fuel is your diet, your food intake.
[Not intended to be a legalistic good food v. bad food type of message. Within each of the food categories are various costs and benefits that need to be considered. For example: A piece of cake isn't worthless, but the calories of that are a more shallow source of nutrition. A potato or a side of beans are also a carb (complex carbohydrates) but they provide a lot more benefit in providing steady energy, good fiber and a longer lasting hunger satisfaction.]
Category 1: Carb, starch, bread, pasta, rice, sugars provide energy and some dietary fiber.
This is where most of the fun things in our menu fall. Nice crunchy wheat artisan bread, cupcakes, lasagna and halloween candy. They are primarily carbs.
Category 2: Fruit - lots of vitamin nutrition but caution that this is possibly a deceptive source of sugar (a hidden carb). Although healthy, juices are very high in sugar.
Category 3: Vegetables - Excellent source of vitamins and minerals, usually low sugar and often contain good dietary fiber.
Category 4: Protein - Meat / Eggs- its all good, I'm kidding a little. Watch the quantity and keep the different kinds balanced for a great building block our body needs.
Dairy - watch this one, often believed to be very healthy this can be overdone and it messes with the glycemic index. But it is a good source of protein and some vitamin benefits too.
Category 5: Fats and Oils - there are good ones and less beneficial ones. But these are also necessary to survive and even the bad kinds are automatically fixed through exercise and physical activity.
Your machines performance is improved through exercise and practice
Flexibility, Stretches, Balance, Strength, Cardio, Posture Robot features uses his or her gears, pulleys and other mechanical elements to demonstrate how the musculoskeletal systems works and can be improved.
Your machine needs maintenance and down-time or rest, (sleep, injury repair.)
Even if you have a finely-tuned machine with all the balances correct, you need to have a purpose… a goal, or a target to focus on. Stress management, imagination, learning, reading, career, helping others, higher/faster/stronger!
Much of the diet and medical innovation presented here is guided by The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. It is a recent diet and exercise book that takes a different direction than traditional thought.
The previous version of the Habit Heroes received criticism because it appeared to make fun of various body types and people of different levels of fitness. The use of robots separates the body-type comparison from real humans. The characters are machines and can demonstrate the mechanical aspects of human physiology without making fun of them.