Day in the Life: Michael Phelps, Owaves Day Planner for Health

#Plan2017 Like an Olympian

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1,068 days before the start of the Summer 2016 Olympics, Bob Bowman, head coach of the record-breaking USA men’s swim team, Michael Phelps since age 11, and multiple Olympic athletes totaling over thirty gold medals, handed out a sheet of paper to each swimmer in his Baltimore aquatics training center. On it, he planned each day for each of the fifteen athletes …

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”, …

8 Apps for Your Trip to Rio de Janeiro

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Traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be intimidating. There’s a lot of concern for safety, and many of us don’t speak fluent (or any) Portuguese. With 2016 Summer Olympics around the corner, many of us will be flocking here. As the CEO of Owaves, I’ve spent the last two months out here in Rio de Janeiro preparing our team for the …

Two Public Health Lessons from Rio de Janeiro

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In a world where anti-depressants are fast becoming as common as Tylenol, it’s refreshing to run into a culture, an entire population or Blue Zone if you will, that possesses joy as a palpable entity. The Carioca spirit, or “joie de vivre” of the local Rio de Janeiro population, is not only infectious but palpable. It’s something even those living here for …

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 …

Circadian Yoga: Union With Our Natural Environment

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Yoga literally translates from ancient Sanskrit to “join”, “yolk”, or “unite.” Typically inferred as a union of body and mind — perhaps the definition could be extended to the union of ourselves and the natural environment. Owaves is inspired by the field of chronobiology — or the study of how time affects our physiology, often in predictable patterns. For example, our bodies are best-equipped …

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 …

It’s #oTime: Share Your O Contest

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To celebrate Owaves’ 5,000th download in less than 4 months since release, we are announcing a Share Your O Contest starting today, September 4th. The “O” that gets the most Likes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will win a $100 gift card to iTunes. There will be a total of three (3) winners, one for each Site. Remember to use the hashtag …

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. …

Owaves Wins the 2014 CONNECT Springboard Competition

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Owaves Wins CONNECT! May 6, 2014 (San Diego, CA) – Owaves Inc., a cosmopolitan lifestyle medicine company, has won CONNECT’s world-renowned Springboard Capital Competition and earned the distinction of becoming a CONNECT Portfolio Company. Competing against hundreds of highly qualified California-based technology companies, Owaves was selected a winner by CONNECT’s panel of distinguished judges for its disruptive innovation and potential for profitable …