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Sunrise Walks

Royan Uncategorized

What is the single, most healthy habit? ๐Ÿค” Good question… Some ideas for the best habits Prioritize your relationships Sleep 7-9hrs a day Eat mostly veggies and plants So why might sunrise walks outrank everything above? We think best in the morning ๐ŸŒค Our alertness levels peak during the morning hours, thanks to a healthy boost of cortisol. This means, the best …

New Year or New Season?

Seasonal Goals

Royan Uncategorized

Do you remember the last time you successfully completed a New Year’s resolution? ๐Ÿค” If the answer is “No!,” then try seasonal goals. Introduction to Circannual Rhythms Our bodies evolved to synchronize with the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Variations in temperature and daylight throughout the year โ€“ depending on latitude โ€“ have informed the best periods for mammals to …

Founder’s Corner:
Welcome to #2019 ๐ŸŽ‰

Royan Announcements, Apps, Updates

Hello World! Time flies when you’re having fun… ๐Ÿš€ Owaves is now the #1๏ธโƒฃย ranked app for keyword “wellness” in the App Store for the 3rd year in a row… ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† We have over 350,000 users in over 150 countries, and over 12 million healthy activities planned on the system to-date. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅ‘โœจ And we haven’t even started… ๐Ÿ“ˆ What to Look Forward to …

What I learned: Over 50 Olympic athletes’ daily routines…

Royan Olympians, Paralympians, Summer Olympics, Uncategorized, Winter Olympics

Over the last few years, in search of the optimal day plan, our team at Owavesย researched and/or interviewed over fifty Olympians, Paralympians, Olympic and Paralympic candidates with a combined total of over 100 medals. We examined their daily routines, meal plans, sleeping rituals and workout regimens. While some of the findings are expected, there are a few high-level lessons that merit highlighting: …

New Year or New Season?

New Year or New Season?

Royan Circadian Rhythm, Circannual Rhythm, Healthy Lifestyle, Productivity, Time Management, Uncategorized

January 1st, in the middle of winter, is actually an arbitrary date to start a new year… The date has no astronomical association, and is an inherited way of dividing up time from the Gregorian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. Before then, you might’ve seen Western countries start the new year on religious holidays like Christmas or Easter. The …

Michael Phelps

#Plan2017 Like an Olympian

Royan Day Plans, Olympians, Paralympians, Routines, Uncategorized

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

Royan Athletes, Olympians, Olympics, Owaves101, Paralympians, Productivity, Runners, Summer Olympics, Time Hacks, Time Management, Tips and Tricks, Triathletes, Wellness GPS, Wellness Planner, Winter Olympics

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”, …

Olympic Day Planning

Royan Apps, Day Planner, day planning, Meal Plans, Nutrition, Olympians, Olympics, Owaves101, Summer Olympics, Time Management, Wellness Planner, Winter Olympics

We all have routines. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all have things that we do from one day to the next, in the same way, the same style… things that perhaps only a lover or close friend would know or recognize. The motion we use when we brush our teeth. The posture we sink into behind the keyboard. …

Daily Rhythms

Daily Rhythms: Olympians

Royan Apps, Celebrity, Day Planner, day planning, Entrepreneur, Infographic, Life Coach, Meal Plans, Mothers, Nutrition, Olympians, Personal Trainer, Superstars, Swimmers, Track and Field, Triathletes, Wellness Planner, Winter Olympics, yoga

Since day 1, Olympians have been trained, coached and disciplined into a way of being that does one thing – prepare for peak performance. Their job is to optimize their own physiology. If Virgil is right, and the “greatest wealth is health”, then THIS is the 1% we should all be striving to follow… Owaves went across the globe to recruit an …

Lifestyle

Track Your Lifestyle Vital Signs with Stats

Royan Apps, Day Planner, day planning, Family, Meal Plans, Productivity, Relationships, Time Management, Wellness Planner

At the bottom of the noise in the $2-3 trillion healthcare debate, there’s a piercing, resonant truth that Lifestyle Vital Signs such as exercise, sleep, nutrition, love and stress management are the keys to preventing and treating over 80% of the disease we face today. Instead of placing your faith in the next designer pill or expensive gadget, download a free app …