Time Blocking for Student Productivity and Health

Owaves Team Day Planner, Time Blocking, Time Management

Whether you’ve heard of time blocking before or this is your first time coming across this term, read on to learn more about it and its benefits! Are you a student currently attending Zoom university? Are you struggling with finding the motivation to attend your online classes or organize your time? Or perhaps you are a student who wants to live healthier, …

Social Rhythms: A New Way to Improve Mental Health

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, My Moai, Social Rhythm

Ever heard of the term “social rhythm” before? Read on to learn about this concept! Long before humans made the first clock, dwellers on Earth have come up with timekeepers to adapt to the continuously changing environment. Known as the biological clocks, they are ticking in most living creatures, ranging from tiny cyanobacteria to giant plants and from slimy fungi to brainy …

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Benefits of Living in a Healthy Community

Owaves Team Community, COVID-19, Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle

Ever considered how your neighbor, your gym, or even your phone could make a substantial impact on your health? The people around you and the community you live in can affect several aspects of your life. In addition, the digital community you build can have just as much of a positive impact on your life as those who physically surround you. Read on …

5 Ways Our Zip Code May Influence Our Health More Than Our DNA Code

Owaves Team Health & Fitness, Health Risks, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships

There are certain age-old debates that are challenging to get to the bottom of, like, does pineapple belong on pizza? Or what came first, the chicken or the egg? One dispute that science can help us understand is one of nature vs. nurture. When you think of your health and wellbeing, try to imagine all of the factors that come together to support the …

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What is a Moai?

Owaves Team Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships

The concept of Moai has been embedded in Japanese culture for hundreds of years. It’s essentially a support group concerning the social, financial and mental health facets of its group members. Unsurprisingly, it is also known to be an essential component to understanding the longevity of Okinawans. Okinawa is one of the five Blue Zones where people live significantly longer than the …

Quarantine Like An Astronaut With Owaves

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, COVID-19, Day Planner, My Moai

Have you ever wondered how astronauts can endure months living inside a confined spaceship as they undergo their space missions? Life in a spaceship means forgoing regular sunlight exposure, social events, and outdoor activities. Sound familiar? With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are living a less intense version of space life as we live in quarantine and self-isolation. As schools, …

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A-Z Mental Health Directory for College Students

Owaves Team COVID-19, Mental Health

The negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of college students is becoming evident. Active Minds, Inc. is a U.S.-based nonprofit that aims to spread awareness of mental health for students. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, a survey carried out by this nonprofit in April revealed that 80% of the 2,086 participants have experienced a decline in their …

5 Ways to Maintain Social Rhythms While Social Distancing

Owaves Team COVID-19, Family, Healthy Lifestyle, Relationships

Though we must refrain from in-person gatherings right now in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, socialization is still crucial for us to incorporate into a well-balanced daily routine! Here are a few ways to maintain social rhythms in the current times. 1. Take Part in Video Chats! Not only can you simply talk to family and friends and see …

Rita Kamyar, M.D.

A #RotinaDaQuarentena ou porque precisa de um planner mais do que nunca

Rita Barandas Kamyar, M.D. Circadian Rhythm, Day Plans, Physicians, Productivity

Habitualmente queixamo-nos da rigidez que as rotinas do dia-a-dia impõe à nossa vida. As obrigações diárias, os horários fixos, quer laborais quer escolares, e outros constrangimentos quotidianos implicam muitas vezes ausência de tempo para atividades pessoais, projetos criativos e momentos de qualidade com a família. No entanto, a verdade é que estas rotinas diárias, geradas em torno de obrigações e afazeres do …

Dr. Rita Barandas Kamyar

The #QuarantineRoutine:
Why You Need a Planner More Than Ever

Rita Barandas Kamyar, M.D. Physicians

We usually complain of how rigid and structured life is. External pressures and schedules, either from work or school, mean we never have time for ourselves, our families or creative moments. The truth is, however, routines, obligations and external constraints play a big role in improving our well-being and mental health. They help us stay organized, and provide scaffolding for our daily …