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LiveBand is a super-easy way to stay fit. Attach it onto a resistance band, like a Theraband, and just like that you're connected to an app with exercise programmes. It was created to help measure your progress and make it motivational to follow a variety of exercises recommended by trainers or therapists.

Start small, but waste no time.

We lose 3% to 8% of muscle mass per decade after we hit 30 if we're inactive. Our bone mineral density also decreases as we age. Everyone's body is different. Putting LiveBand onto a traditional resistance band gives you automatic feedback, helps you personalise your training, no matter where your starting point is.

Clip on. You're on.

 LiveBand gives you live  feedback of the tension force, and counts the rep of your exercise only when you're doing it right. There is an exercise for every body part!  

Coaching in the app.

  Tailored programmes to help you reach your weekly exercise target. Follow a free programme, or have a Zoom session with a physio when it suits.

Feel fitter, take control of your biology.

Understanding why you can feel better is the first step to motivation. It's not just dopamine release. The World Health Organisation (WHO) published Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in 2020 recommending both muscle strength training and aerobic training for improving health. We have selected some noteworthy findings for you from the research experts worldwide. Tap on the + of each section below for more info.

Improve heart health

Your bad cholesterol level, which relates to the building up of plague deposit on the artery wall to your heart, can be reduced by resistance band training. It can also benefit high blood pressure. 

Fahlman et al at Wayne State University in Detroit, US, found resistance training lowered low-density cholesterol in elderly women. In 2021, Son and Park at the Pusan National University in Korea showed that resistance band exercises improved blood pressure and lipid profile.

Boost bone density

When your muscles are working against resistance higher than what you normally encounter, they squeeze onto your bones and stimulate bone formation. This helps your balance, reduces risks of bone fracture, osteoporosis and falls.

A review by Hillsdon and Foster from the University of Exeter and the University of Bristol, UK, as well as the Harvard Medical School recommended strength training to improve bone health and balance. Appropriate programmes can target the hips, spine and wrists.

Lift your mood

Gordon et al at The University of Limerick, Ireland, have found evidence that resistance exercise training resulted in significant reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety. Both strength and aerobic trainings have many beneficial effects on brain health.

Direct crosstalk between muscle and brain have been discussed in 2019 in Nature Reviews Endocrinology by Pedersen at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Exercise increases muscular expression of enzymes that reduces depression-like symptoms. It also induces neurogenesis and benefits cognitive function.

Lower blood sugar

We use glycogen, a form of glucose stored in muscle, for fuel when we're working out. Once this burns out, we start to replenish it from the liver and the blood back into the muscles, which helps decreasing blood glucose. Trained muscle also has a higher capacity for storage, hence less glucose in the blood.

The 2021 clinical study by Son and Park at the Pusan National University in South Korea found resistance band exercises improved insulin, glucose, HOMA-insulin resistance and body fat % in obese postmenopausal women. 

Fight age-related muscle degradation

Progressive strength training builds muscles and strengthens the ligaments, tendons and cartilage. It combats muscle loss and severe muscle degradation, called sarcopenia, that can result in loss of physical function, depression, and an increased risk of serious illnesses.

Exercise and diet are critical to extend health mentally and physically. Mitochondrial biogenesis, energy metabolism, lipid metabolism and brain plasticity maybe improved through slowing down the age-related muscle loss, according to Hamrick and Stranahan at Augusta University, US.

If you're interested in discussing the health benefits of resistance exercises, combined strength and aerobic training, please do not hesitate to drop us a message.

Disclaimer:
While we aim to improve people's lives by showing information about your exercise progress with technology, we do not prescribe any therapeutic intervention. No content on this site, regardless of any reference made to scientific research, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice. If you're suffering or suspecting to have any underlying conditions, it is important you seek help from a doctor or a qualified clinician.