LiuLife - A Lifestyle Choices App for Chronic Disease Reduction & Longer Healthspan
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 as a disease. The United States spent $4 Trillion on health care cost, ranked #1 in the world. About 60% of the US adults or 81% of the US seniors have one or more kinds of chronic diseases that used almost ~90% of the nation’s health care budget. That means the remaining 40% of the healthy adults use merely ~10% of the health care cost. 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 ~79 years, ranked #46 among nations and ~6 years shorter lifespan than Japan, and Hong Kong.
Chronic diseases exist in both physical and mental forms. One in four U.S. adults has hypertension, and one in five has high cholesterol (lipid disorders). Mental disorders – mood, and anxiety disorder collectively account for 21.6% of the chronic diseases in the U.S.
The rising prevalence of chronic disease is a challenge to the public health. We spent $4 trillion on health care, of which 90% or $3.6 trillion is being spent on chronic care. The remaining 40% of the healthy population uses merely 10% of the care cost. Each chronic condition shortens your lifespan by 1.8 years, according to Rand MCC report.
According to a CDC report on March 31st, 2020, 94% of the U.S. COVID-19 mortality were patients with underlying disease or diseases. Therefore, chronic disease(s) are the leading risk factor for COVID-19 mortality.
Fortunately, evidence-based study from the Harvard School of Public Health showed that following five healthy behavior habits of no smoking, no excess drinking, regular exercise, diet, and weight control starting at the age of 50, over a period of 34 years have resulted in a chronic disease-free life and 10+ extra good years.
The Harvard study inspired the Joe and Emmy Liu Foundation to devote resources for a holistic lifestyle choices education and behavior conditioning App – using Smart Cloud and App for chronic disease prevention to save lives.
The LiuLife Smart Lifestyle App integrates 13 evidence-based healthy lifestyle choices with awareness education, self-motivation, behavior conditioning, and long-term adherence in mind, that covers not only Harvard’s five physical healthy lifestyles, but also mental mindsets, financial plan, and social support for mood and anxiety disorder prevention, BMI and vital signs monitoring for holistic chronic disease prevention. Based on Harvard’s study, long-term adherence to a holistic healthy lifestyle choices App can earn you a disease-free life and gain extra years of longevity.
The LiuLife Smart Lifestyle App uses flashcard-based behavior trackers to educate user, with a set of cloud-based Health Score & Longevity Range Calculator to motivate and conditioning user’s lifestyle behaviors and long-term adherence.
LiuLife Smart Lifestyle App invented the Health Score & Longevity Range Calculator using positive and negative behavior reinforcements in a simple scoring system to motivate users: positive 10 points for healthy behavior, 5 points for decent behavior, 0 points for unhealthy behavior, negative 10 points for unhealthy behavior, etc.
Eat fish & vegetable
Portion & calorie control
Thankful & spiritual
Purposeful & meaningful
Positive mindset & resilience
Socially connected to family & friends
7 hours of quality sleep
Financial planning & control
No smoking or substance abuse
Regular health checkup
Glucose & Cholesterol control
Blood pressure control