Designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board in conjunction with Apple as part of the country’s Smart Nation initiative, LumiHealth has recorded over 200,000 downloads since launching in October 2020 and served more than 7 million challenges focused on health and wellness.
A year after it launched, recorded LumiHealth users showed increased daily exercise minutes by over 39 per cent compared to the month before they started the program. More notably, the users identified as being part of a ‘Low Activity’ group have increased their exercise minutes by over 88 per cent after nine months of using LumiHealth.
Launched to help Singaporeans become more attuned to taking control of their health, LumiHealth was created in collaboration with a team of physicians, public health experts and powered by Apple Watch. With a personalised program, it focuses on the individual’s holistic health and wellness, including physical activity, mental wellbeing, sleep, nutrition, preventive screening, and vaccinations, plus regular updates on managing through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since the launch of LumiHealth, we have seen how Singaporeans have been encouraged to make long-lasting and healthier changes to their everyday lifestyles. This is another step towards personalised health promotion where we empower Singaporeans to take small, everyday steps for long-term health benefits in a way that is convenient, motivating, and attainable for their personal lifestyle,” said Zee Yoong Kang, Singapore’s Health Promotion Board’s CEO.
With more emphasis placed on mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, 79 per cent of LumiHealth users have also feedback that they are feeling some form of stress at the start of their program. To aid these users, over 3 million mental wellbeing challenges were served over the year, and various tips for stress management and support tools were given to the users.
“We are delighted to see the positive impact LumiHealth has on the everyday lives of users. By harnessing the power of the iPhone and Apple Watch, users are in control of developing a balanced lifestyle, all within this compelling and fun app,” said Dr Mithun Patel, Apple’s head of Health Strategic Initiatives.
LumiHealth will be introducing brand new programs in the near future, with challenges focusing on weight management, leveraging LumiHealth’s holistic approach and Apple Watch’s powerful fitness features.
For its new Healthy Weight Habits program, eligible users will be able to choose to receive a combination of curated nutrition and activity challenges, as well as reminders for regular weight check-ins. The highly-personalised program is designed to run for 30 days, and users will have the option to repeat it. Less active users will also be offered curated activity challenges that can be easily completed and tracked on Apple Watch to help them gradually level up their activity.
To celebrate one year of LumiHealth, existing users who refer new participants using the in-app referral feature will be rewarded with 10,000 points, which is five times the usual number of points for each successful enrolment. In addition, new participants will also receive 10,000 points, making it even easier to start earning rewards from the start of their LumiHealth journey.