Lively Habits, a project of Joe and Emmy Liu Foundation, was founded by Silicon Valley semiconductor veteran Joe and his wife Emmy in 2019 as a 501 © 3 private operation foundation using technology to benefit human wellbeing. Lively Habits app believes in lifestyle changes to stop chronic diseases.
Improving one area can positively impact other areas of your health, too. The Lively Habits App integrates 10 evidence-based healthy lifestyle habits covering the five holistic health pillars to improve the quality of life, prevent illness, and help live a healthier and longer life.
The 10 evidence-based healthy lifestyle habits include:
- Balanced diet
- Calorie control
- Daily exercises
- Quality sleep
- No bad habits
- Mental health
- Social health
- Financial plan
- Blood pressure
- Weight control
Why did Joe create Lively Habits?
The Lively Habits App integrates five physical lifestyle choices proven by Harvard University, in addition to mental, financial, social support, as well as three more self-directed medical checkups to help you make healthy lifestyle choices.
According to the RAND Corporation’s healthcare report on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCCs) – a chronic condition is a physical or mental health condition that lasts more than one year and causes functional restrictions or requires ongoing monitoring or treatment. It is a long-term unhealthy condition that can be considered a disease.
The United States spends $4 Trillion on health care costs, ranking #1 in the world. But about 60% of US adults have one or more kinds of chronic diseases that use nearly 90% of the nation’s health care budget. Chronic disease and multiple chronic diseases are not only costly, but they also have negatively affected our nation’s life expectancy.
The average U.S. life expectancy is around 79 years, ranked #46 among nations and shorter 6 years shorter lifespan than Japan, and Hong Kong.
According to a CDC report on March 31st, 2020, 94% of the U.S. COVID-19 mortality were patients with underlying diseases or diseases. Therefore, chronic diseases is the leading risk factor for COVID-19 mortality.
Fortunately, a Harvard School of Public Health study reveals that following 5 simple habits may prolong your life by 10 years or more. The study started by following participants starting at the age of 50.
The 5 healthy habits are no smoking, no excess drinking, regular exercise, diet, and weight control.
The result shows that participants were 82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer when compared to those with the least healthy lifestyles throughout the roughly 30-year study period.
Chronic diseases – such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease – are leading causes of death and disability. The Liu Foundation offers philanthropic GoLively app and video series promoting evidence-based lifestyle habits to prevent chronic diseases. GoLively integrated Harvard, Stanford, and CDC’s Public Health findings into an easy-to-use behavior conditioning app and series of lifestyle motivation videos to prevent chronic diseases.
GoLively app and videos cover physical, mental, social, financial, and medical health aspects with 10 healthy lifestyle habits. GoLively enables corporate social responsibility to lower the annual $4 trillion spent on preventable chronic diseases in the United States. Healthy habits can lead to improved employee health, saving healthcare cost, increasing productivity, and morale. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!