Balanced Rocks

A-Z Mental Health Directory for College Students

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, COVID-19, Daily Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, Relationships, Routines, Uncategorized

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 …

Circadian Rhythms
and Night Shifts

Sohaib Imtiaz, M.D., MPH Circadian Rhythm, Day Plans, Health Risks, Healthy Lifestyle, Routines, Time Hacks, Time Management, Tips and Tricks

As a doctor in training, night shifts are a consistent part of life. This gets especially difficult for someone who is into optimizing their health. The World Health Organization classifies night shift work as a ‘carcinogen’. Circadian rhythms dictate specific times at which we are physiologically optimized for performance in different domains. It’s hard to stay alert and productive at night as …

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 …