Fitness trends - For the New Year resolutions

At the beginning of every year, young and old drag themselves to the fitness center with the resolution to finally do something for their health. A few can still be found there at the end of the year. The first trend news from Goldbach in the new year provides a few ideas on how this resolution can perhaps be kept after all.

Fitness tracker predicts mortality risk

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have found in a study that a person's risk of dying in the next five years can be predicted using a smartphone fitness tracker that uses accelerometers to collect fitness data. Subjects filled out questionnaires about their health, and the prediction models used only brain intensity to simulate the smartphone monitors. Implementing health infrastructure could benefit from the devices by highlighting health risks without interfering with people's daily lives.