What keeps you healthy & sane over the holidays? Are health startups the next big opportunity?

As we make your way into the holiday season, check out these videos to keep you thinking about your health over the holidays:

The first one tackles health from the business side posing the question: are health startups the next big opportunity?  It provides you with a glimpse into some of the people and startups who’ve chosen to focus their work to make people’s lives healthier.  This episode of TechCrunch TV features the ladies of Rock Health, Halle Tecco and Leslie Ziegler.  Thanks for the Skimble shout out!

Next up, the holidays are supposed to be joyous, but they’re mostly a stressful time full of rich meals, grueling travel and over-commitment. It’s easy to neglect our personal health, or let an exercise regime lapse, when we’re busy and its cold and dark outside.  But thanks to cool new technology, it doesn’t have to be this way.  VentureBeat features Rock Health portfolio companies including Skimble:

If you fast forward to the 1:50 min mark in the video, you’ll see that whether you’re going for a run, practicing yoga, rock climbing or doing a workout challenge in Workout Trainer, ’tis the season to stay nimble, Skimblers.

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2011 mHealth Summit Photo Recap by Skimble

Once there was eHealth, then there was dHealth, now there is mHealth…and it looks like it’s here to stay.  This week, Skimble was on site at the 2011 mHealth Summit (#mHS11) at the Gaylord in DC.  This year, the summit attracted over 3600 attendees from 46 states and 50 countries.  Here’s our photo recap:

The conference kicked off with some incredible Keynotes and Themed Tracks:

The exhibit hall was packed with innovation including the Start Up Pavilion where Skimble was representing along with Rock Health, CellScope and other great startups.

The first evening was spent at a dueling piano bar!  There we celebrated the QualcommLife 2net device platform launch with Rock Health:

Cheers to mHealth!

The second night was spent with Health in Place’s Disruptive Women in Health Care:

Halle Tecco of Rock Health speaks:

We wrapped things up in style with a little nightcap in downtown DC:

Of course we had to stop by the White House for some eggnog with the Obama’s ;p

Feeling all warm inside, we checked out the National Christmas Tree:

What a trip!  Thanks everyone for making the mHealth Summit so memorable and invigorating, The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, HIMSS, The mHealth Alliance (mHA) & The National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For those who aren’t too familiar with the event, the mHealth Summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad.

PS: don’t forget to work off those dark chocolate truffles we provided with Skimble’s top free app, Workout Trainer iPhone/iPad and Android!

Here are all of Skimble’s mHealth Summit photos on flickr

Photo Recap: Rock Health Kick-Off Event & After Party with Skimble

Rock Health is the first tech accelerator for health apps — Skimble is grateful and excited to be a part of it!  Last night was the program’s kick-off event and after party!  Here are photos of the program founders, sponsors, advisors, mentors & startups:

Welcome to Rock Health:

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Halle Tecco gives thanks to a full house of health-minded folks:

The Rock Health Team

Wine & Tacos, a tasty combo — thanks SVB!

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Team Omada Health

Team Heartbeat

Skimble plays with the Microsoft X-box Kinect

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As for the after party, we continued the startup celebrations by creating scrappy candids using an iPad as a diffuser 🙂

Rock Health @ the Burritt Room in Crescent Hotel

Maria & Ilana

Friends of Skimble

zomg…word up to rocking healthcare with Tif-fiT nails!

Microsoft’s Luisa & Skimble’s Maria

Team Cellscope

Team BrainBot.Me

Team Skimble

Halle, Maria & Gabe

The ladies of Rock Health, rockin’ out!

Seriously super sponsors

Fabulous fitness fans

 

Rewind 48hrs…here are some pics from our speedy & extreme Rock Health office renovation extravaganza:

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For all of our kick-off pics, click here.  For all of our office renovation pics, click here.

This is just the beginning.  Now, back to work!