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 Owaves 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”, …

Olympians Stay Fit on the #RoadToRio

Owaves Team Day Planner, Olympians

The 5,000-mile journey across multiple time zones to Rio de Janeiro can flag even the toughest olympians. A hallmark study from Stanford published in Sleep shows even NFL players can lose to jet lag. Not to mention the sweltering Brazilian heat… So at the climax of four years of dedicated training, what do Olympic and Paralympic athletes do to prepare for the …

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 …

Hillary vs. Bernie: Who Plans a Better Day?

Owaves Team Apps, Celebrities, day planning, Politicians, Productivity, Time Management, Uncategorized

The office of Presidency demands discipline, foresight and creative thinking. Who handles their time better day-to-day? Hillary’s Day Hillary Clinton set records as Secretary of State for most miles traveled (1 million) and most countries visited (112). As released by the government, her daily schedule was approximately 9-to-5 with meetings down to five minute intervals planned in detail. Granted, Hillary is reliant …

Support Startups

Support Your Local Startup

Owaves Team Apps, Day Planner, day planning, Entrepreneur, Productivity, Startups, Wellness Planner

Dear All, We need your support! Changing the world isn’t easy. Our friends below are taking on the monumental task of making the world a better place, one start-up at a time… Please take a moment to learn more by clicking on all the ones you like… Four are based in Southern California, and the fifth in Brooklyn, NY. ALL are focused …

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 …