The Olympian’s Eye: Visualization Techniques

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When is the last time you visualized the day in front of you? Created a mental road map for accomplishing your goals over the next 24 hours and imagined ways to overcome potential challenges? Michael Phelps, Allyson Felix, Ronaldinho and Lindsey Vonn do this on a daily basis. In fact 70-90% of Olympians now regularly practice visualization techniques, also known as “imagery”, …

Introducing Wellness GPS

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Find Your Focus with Wellness GPS Hi Folks! We’re excited to announce the launch of Wellness GPS TM today. Our team worked diligently on our Apple Watch app to ensure a beautiful and consistent experience on the new platform. Now, after you’ve scheduled your wellness plan on your iPhone, you can see it at a glance on your wrist while on-the-go. Our …

We’re Growing!

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Owaves Reaches 20,000 Users,Launches on iPhone Dear fellow day-crafters, We’re excited to announce that the international Owaves community is Growing. Earlier this year, we passed 20,000 downloads worldwide.  We’re now live in over 100 countries and available in thirteen languages including: Spanish, French, Korean, Hindi and Russian. Over 500,000 healthy activities have been planned on our wellness app for iPad since its …

New Year, New O: Seasonal Rhythms and You

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Birds migrate. Goats grow their gonads. Squirrels bury themselves. Migration. Reproduction. Hibernation. Seasonal rhythms. We know that every species from single-celled organisms to human beings express intricate daily rhythms — called circadian rhythms. But did you know many species exhibit annual patterns as well?  They’re called circannual or seasonal rhythms and have their roots in evolutionary biology. Primarily governed by the length of sunlight …

Owaves Launches

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Owaves Launches! Owaves launches as the first day planner or calendar designed to balance a healthy lifestyle with work and play. Download Owaves and enjoy an easy way to plan health and wellness goals into your day. Colorful and vibrant, with a novel 24-hour clock, the planner is fun to use and lets you see your day in a whole new way. …

Illvolution

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A New Era: The Diseases of Abundance   Royan Kamyar, founder and CEO of Owaves presents at TEDxUCSD’s Salon Event on February 27, 2014.  He discusses Illvolution, the study of how how disease evolves, or “illvolves”, over time, and why it is important for us to recognize this as we strive to improve the health of future generations. Royan is a physician …

Recipe for Chronic Disease

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Sitting is the New Smoking According to recent research from a new cadre of public health advocates, sitting for extended periods throughout the day is an independent risk factor for chronic disease such as heart disease – even with allotments for exercise. Sitting down too much, for too long, is bad for our health. The typical American work day looks pretty much like …

Do You Plan Your Day?

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Did you plan your day today?  If so, you probably found time for that healthy snack, a light jog, or to enjoy the evening with your loved ones. Sometimes we get caught in a trap of poor day-planning, and that can lead to vicious cycles. When we forget to eat a square breakfast or lunch, for example, we might reach for calorie-dense …

Cigarettes, Trans Fats
and Light Bulbs

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It wasn’t long ago that a surgeon might stroll into the operating room with a lit cigarette in tow, as some lauded nicotine’s beneficial effects on focus and attention, but the CDC now considers tobacco use the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Trans fats used in fast foods were considered a healthy alternative to saturated fats, until further research linked them …