The Joe and Emmy Liu Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation founded by Silicon Valley semiconductor veteran Joe and his wife Emmy in 2019 intended to give back to society.
The Liu Foundation recognizes that the rising prevalence of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, depression, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc. has negatively affected 60% of Americans’ quality of life, independence, and longevity. Furthermore, the chronic disease care consumed more than 80% of our nation’s $4 trillion-dollar total health care cost (~20% of our GDP), and the healthcare cost increase outpaced our national GDP growth; thus, it is a potential threat to our next generations (RAND Corporation Report.)
Fortunately, 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 habits of not smoking and no excess of drinking, regular exercise, balanced diet, and weight control resulted to fewer chronic disease cases with 10+ extra years of lifespans. Similar study at Stanford Center for Longevity found that following good lifestyle habits such as good resting, social, mental, and financial habits can result to healthier life and longevity.
The Foundation thus devoted a charitable Lively Habits App and a series of Lively Habits Video promoting evidence-based good lifestyle habits to prevent chronic diseases. The holistic 10-Habits App was integrated based on Harvard’s five lifestyle habits and Stanford’s mental, social, financial, and medical lifestyle habits for a comprehensive health habits score-trackers to educate, motivate, and condition people for a low-maintenance healthy life.