Is a Fitbit on Your Christmas List?

One of the great medical mysteries that has been around for centuries is being able to accurately predict a person’s risk of death. Historically, this was predicted mostly by lifestyle choices, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, and other health factors, such as heart disease or cancer. New research suggests that wearable fitness trackers can provide more reliable predictions! Researchers found that total daily activity was the strongest mortality predictor, followed by age and time spent exercising. The fitness trackers were found to predict death risk 30% better than lifestyle data, and 40% better than health history. Will you be jumping on the Fitbit bandwagon?