Lively Health, 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 conditions.
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 Health?
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 illness that use nearly 90% of the nation’s health care budget. Chronic illness and multiple chronic illness 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 illness 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.
The Harvard study inspired the Joe and Emmy Liu Foundation to devote resources for a holistic lifestyle education and behavior conditioning App – using operant conditioning to prevent chronic illness.
The Foundation invents a Health Calculator to assess and address users’ risky lifestyle choices. By following the coaching tips, users can improve their Health scores and make healthier choices.
With the free Lively Habits App, a healthier, more active, social life is within reach!Top