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.

Happy-holiday-rock-health

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!