Four out of five persons that use self-measurements for health, have adjusted their behavior because of what they learnt from this self-tracking . This was shown in a survey performed by research group Motivaction and the Quantified Self Institute of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen.

The study was performed in a representative sample of 1045 Dutch persons aged between 15 and 70 years. More than half of the respondents indicated to use self-tracking for health aspects. Two out of five self-track body weight, 1 out of five self-track diet and physical activity and a much smaller group self-tracks sleep, stress and / or emotions.

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