Tag: fitness apps

Can Your Mobile Phone Help You Get Fit? #Med2

Ted Vickey is a PhD researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at NUI Galway. He was the Executive Director of the fitness center at the White House for 11 years under the Bush, Clinton and Bush Administrations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest nonprofit certification organization for fitness trainers in the world impacting over 50 million lives annually. He is doing research on how mobile phones can help reduce the global obesity epidemic.

US Surgeon General announces winners of its Healthy Apps Challenge

The winners of the Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge, first launched at the mHealth Summit in December, were announced last week. The four winning apps were selected from three categories: Healthy Eating/Nutrition Physical Fitness/Activity Integrative Health/Well-being These four apps represent a range of imaginative solutions to encourage people make better food choices, exercise more and […]