Lively Health Foundation
Lively Health Foundation, 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(c)3 private operating foundation using technology to benefit human wellbeing.
The Foundation’s Mission is to Use Technological Innovation for Behavior Conditioning and the Advocacy of Whole Health to Prevent Illness.
The Foundation’s vision is to build a healthier society through whole health education and lifestyle changes to prevent chronic conditions. There is a rising prevalence of chronic condition(s) that has negatively affected 60% of Americans and resulted in poor health and shorter lifespans. In addition, chronic condition treatments consumed about 90% of the nation’s $3.8 trillion-dollar total health care costs in 2020*. It is a threat to our next generations, and we must act now.
“Lifestyle education and behavioral modification are crucial to our wellness and longevity,” said Ching-Pin Chang, M.D., Ph.D. He has over 20 years of experience in heart disease research and volunteers to serve as Chairman of Liu Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee Chairman.
Habits are hard to build and will take repeated practices, but behavior conditioning helps people make healthy habits into a reality. Together, we can build a healthier society, one habit at a time. We believe, with easy access to technology, we can keep track and improve our lifestyle.
Thus, the Foundation devoted a philanthrope Lively Health App using technology innovation to prevent the chronic condition(s). An easy-to-use yet holistic health App was designed to gradually change users’ lifestyle habits to lower the likelihood of getting chronic disease(s). Harvard’s five lifestyle choices were being used as the baseline score-trackers, with additional mental, spiritual, financial, and medical lifestyle choices for a holistic health App to educate, motivate, and shape ones’ lifestyle habits, as a result, lower the likelihood of getting chronic condition(s), gain quality of life, and healthy longevity.
Evidence-Based Lifestyle Habits
Based on a recent Harvard School of Public Health’s lifestyle choice AB test study that tracked more than 100,000 faculties over 34 years starting at the age of 50, practicing five healthy lifestyle choices of no smoking and excess of drinking, regular exercise, balanced diet, and weight control resulted to a remarkable chronic disease-free life with 10+ additional years of lifespans. Before this finding, many believed that genes and environment were the fundamental causes of a chronic condition(s) and longevity.
The Foundation recognizes that the rising prevalence of chronic condition(s) has negatively affected 60% of Americans and resulted in shorter lifespans. In addition, chronic condition treatments consumed about 90% of the nation’s $4 trillion-dollar total health care cost, or about $3.6 trillion annually, in 2020. Thus, it is a threat to our next generations.