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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Lindsay Bell

Real Wellness Plans
Don’t Add Stress

Owaves Team Apps, Day Planner, day planning, Life Coach, Meal Plans, Nutrition, Owaves101, Productivity, Relationships, Time Management, Wellness Planner, yoga, Yoga Instructor

  Lindsay Havlicek Bell, Psy.D., is a trained psychologist with over ten years of patient experience. She is also a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher. When not spending time with her family or practicing mindfulness, she might be writing for The Elephant Journal and other wellness publications. Check out how this wellness all-star plans …

Santa’s Schedule on Christmas Eve

Owaves Team day planning, Owaves101, Time Management, Tips and Tricks

Merry Christmas Eve to you and your family! Have you ever wondered about Santa’s schedule on Christmas Eve? How does he manage to travel so far and get so many things done? Many people don’t know, but Santa is quite a technology aficionado. He’s constantly checking his iPhone 6 for the latest weather, snappy new Christmas carols, and to get thousands of Christmas Lists by …

8 Apps for Your Trip to Rio de Janeiro

Royan Apps, day planning, Productivity, Time Hacks, Time Management, Tips and Tricks

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 …

The Top 5 Productivity Apps We are Thankful For

Owaves Team day planning, Owaves101, Time Hacks, Time Management, Tips and Tricks

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Owaves to you and your family. We wish you health, wellness, and happiness!     Waze This little gem is a time saver and traffic avoider! Plug in your destination and Waze uses real time user-generated traffic data to give you the most efficient route. It also allows you to share your ETA with friends …