As executive director of the White House fitness center from 1994 to 2005, Vickey said it was not uncommon to find Tipper Gore on a StairMaster burning calories alongside the staff photographer and an Office of Management and Budget employee. When you step into your sneakers, everyones got the same goal. Vickey, now a senior consultant on innovation at the American Council on Exercise, thinks technology can motivate us even more. What did you do as executive director of the White House fitness facility? Abha Bhattarai and Kathy Orton Carla Hall is one of several local chefs, mixologists behind the line-up of four new restaurants.
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Report: This Is What Apple’s Fitness Tracking App Looks Like


SEE ALSO: Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You’ve Ever Seen Although it doesn’t show a section for monitoring stress or pregnancy, there is a way to track a user’s oxygen saturation, which can be an indicator of breathing quality. Meanwhile, an “Emergency Card” can store the user’s name, medications, doctor information and other key information that might be useful in case of a medical emergency. The fitness monitoring app will also likely go head to head with wristband trackers like Nike+ Fuelband SE and the Fitbit Force, but having access to vital health data would be relatively new to smartphones. The company recently patented the technology for smartphones to keep track of this type of cardiac data.
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Army drills women, men as it rethinks combat fitness tests

<img src='; width='200px' alt='In this March 12, 2014 image taken from a p90X3 results video, military researchers put dozens of soldiers, both women and men, through a series of drills in Fort Stewart, Ga. The drills were aimed at helping the Army develop a unisex test to decide which troops are fit to serve in combat, regardless of gender. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)’ style=’float:left;padding:5px’ />

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) On Tuesday the troops were timed as they toted heavy cans of ammunition and scrambled with rifles through an obstacle course laid out with orange cones. The Pentagon plans to start opening up combat jobs to women as early as 2016. Commanders want to break from longtime gauges of physical fitness push-ups, sit-ups and 2-mile runs and devise a test that more accurately mimics the most strenuous tasks that infantrymen, tank crews and other combat troops perform. Drills such as scaling a 6-foot wall in 70 pounds of gear and removing the heavy barrel of a 25 mm gun on an armored vehicles are nothing new for male soldiers already in combat units.
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