4 RockHealth startups that will keep you healthy and sane over the holidays (video)

Maria Gabriel Skimble

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.

We recently invited four startups from health-startup accelerator RockHealth to share some some holiday wellness tips. The San Francisco-based RockHealth specializes in companies that improve people’s well-being and fitness through technologies that encourage behavior modification. By tapping into the power of our smartphones and the Web, RockHealth companies such as BitGymPipetteSkimble and WeSprout are making it easy and fun for people to take better care of themselves.

The first RockHealth Demo Day was held at the UCSF Mission Bay in mid-November. So far there are 13 RockHealth companies, with another new batch to be announced soon.

With just two weeks until the start of the new year, we hope these tips help you start 2012 on a positive, energetic and healthy note.