Discover Your OptimumU
Do you remember a time when you were healthier? Happier? You probably know the when, but what’s more important is the how. Or, perhaps getting in shape has always felt like a losing battle. Getting to (and maintaining) your optimal state has never been easy—until now.
You are the key. You know where you want to be, physically and mentally, and we guide you there, so that you can become self-empowered.
OptimumU takes a look at everything from exercise, diet and lifestyle, to emotions, breathing, and mindfulness. Our best-in-class technology creates an understandable picture of your data—so that you can spend less time guessing and more time enjoying your life.
Reminders, many of which are uniquely tailored to your individual activity, serve to inform and motivate while helping you to establish healthy routines and behaviors.
YEARS PEOPLE SPEND WORRYING ABOUT THEIR HEALTH. LET OPTIMUMU HELP PUT YOUR MIND AT EASE.
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ALMOST HALF OF AMERICANS (45%) WORRY ABOUT THEIR WEIGHT “ALL” OR “SOME OF THE TIME.” LET OPTIMUMU HELP YOU FOCUS ON WHAT IS GOING RIGHT.
OptimumU Health Score and Wellness Graph
The Health Score and Wellness Graph are visualizations of your progress. They’re designed to give you a metric for your success, by comparing you, not to other people, but to yourself over time. It’s up to you what you want to analyze. Body fat? Mood? Sleep? Food quality? Steps? Exercise? We’ve got the data and we help you apply it to your decisions. Because if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.
Nudges are personal reminders and notifications that are uniquely designed to keep you on track.
- Savor the “good.” Most people notice the pleasure in special moments, like a birth or a vacation. Everyday pleasures, on the other hand, can pass by without much notice. Be mindful of those times too.
- Monitoring changes in waist circumference over time may be helpful, in addition to measuring BMI, since it can provide an estimate of increased abdominal fat, even when BMI remains constant.
- Community and environment matter. Even if you can’t move from where you live, you can live well where you move.
What was I doing last Fall that made me feel so amazing? Find out. The Time Machine records and stores data so that you can see exactly what you were eating, doing, and feeling when you were at the top of your game.
Happiness is something you create, and practice makes perfect. The gratitude journal encourages you to take a few minutes to reflect on all the good stuff.
You know your mood can affect what you eat or whether or not you squeeze that workout in. But how does it impact other aspects of your life? When you’re stressed, do you have trouble sleeping? When you’re happy, do you have more energy? Does skipping workouts make you feel irritable? Use Mood Trends to gain more insight into why you feel the way you do.
Food Quality Tracking
You know that the food you eat has a significant impact on your health and wellness, but it’s not all about calories—quality is as important, if not more, than quantity. OptimumU helps you pay attention to the big picture, without the tedious tracking of every bite.
OptimumU Food Tracking helps you record the quality of your food and factors it into your OptimumU Score. Your food journal is also monitored, scored, and nudged based on your unique food choices. This helps you see the correlation between the foods you’re eating and other aspects of your well-being, such as sleep, activity, mood, etc.
Our ideal food plan is organic, (if possible), and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. It also includes some fish, poultry, legumes, low in sodium, and a small number of nuts and seeds. We also recommend limiting foods and beverages that are high in saturated fat and sugar. By focusing on high-quality, nutrient-dense foods, you create a diet that is naturally high in fiber and low in sugar, cholesterol, and total fat.
As you cut out added sugars and sodium, and focus on increasing intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, you’re filling yourself with essential nutrients like protein, fiber, and healthy fats, which can stabilize your blood sugar and keep you feeling full longer. Eliminating processed junk food is another important step toward living a healthy life. By making good food choices, you reduce your risk of developing excess belly fat, something that is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.
OptimumU Food Tracking makes it easy to log what you’re eating. (It won’t always be a perfect match, so just choose the category that best describes your overall food choices for the day.)
Mostly vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds, purple or sweet potatoes
Some vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, meats
White flour pasta, white flour bread, a few vegetables, meats
Processed frozen dinners, heavily processed prepared foods
Dairy, fast food, sweets, soda
Deep fried foods, sweets, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, overcooked/charred meats, processed meats
It’s not that calories don’t matter, but the more important thing is that you prioritize getting nutritious whole foods that can satisfy your hunger while doing your mind and body good.
*This is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.
This 60-second guided breathing exercise relieves stress, may ease pain, and increases mindfulness. Better breath, better life.
Tribes connect you to communities of people within the app who have similar fitness levels, goals, and interests. Because we’re better together.
Guided Bodyweight Workouts
OptimumU offers three different guided bodyweight workouts that allow you to choose your desired intensity. You select High, Moderate, or Low intensity level, and decide between full body and targeted routines.
SMARTer GOAL Tracking and Interface
Work SMARTer, not harder. Create goals that are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based, then Evaluate and Revise as necessary. Whether the goal is to lose weight or inches, improve blood pressure, or increase activity, OptimumU will assist you in setting and achieving that goal.
Menstrual Cycle Calendar
Outsmart your PMS. Use the menstrual calendar to be ready for that time of the month and understand how your cycle impacts aspects of everyday life including mood, energy levels, food choices, sleep, and more.
Change the Status Quo. Challenge yourself, and see what you can do. Sample Challenges below.
- Food Challenges
No booze this week.
- Activity Challenges
Walk for at least 15 minutes per day this week.
- Sleep Challenges
Get 7 hours tonight.
- Mindfulness Challenges
Meditate for 5 minutes every day this week.
Fitness Score Global Leaderboard and Tribe Leaderboards (Coming Soon)
The OptimumU Leaderboards give you a fun way to challenge your friends and see where you stand within your Tribe(s), and within the global OptimumU community. We stress that comparing yourself to others is not always productive but sometimes it can be fun.
Apple Watch Interface (Coming Soon)
OptimumU allows app users to view their current health score at any time on an Apple Watch. The watch also displays workouts, OptimumU Score, nudges, tribe & challenge notifications, and period tracking notifications. (Garmin Interface Coming Soon)