The new Owaves app, based out of the surf, yoga, and green juice mecca of Encinitas, California, consists of a novel 24-hour sunrise clock that allows users to drag and drop various healthy activities from a menu and design an optimal day. Since its iPad App launched last summer, a over a million healthy activities have been scheduled to-date.
While traditional day planners and calendars emphasize work and errands, Owaves emphasizes what the American College of Lifestyle Medicine calls the "lifestyle vital signs" – activities necessary for a long, healthy life: exercise, sleep, nutrition, stress management and time with loved ones.
"Over the last decade, it’s become widely appreciated that the leading causes of death for adults in the United States are largely avoidable and related to lifestyle. Poor diets, lack of physical activity, tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption have led to the majority of chronic diseases that plague our society . Moreover, there is convincing evidence that Lifestyle Medicine, using lifestyle as a treatment, has tremendous capacity to alleviate and even reverse many of our nation’s most common chronic illnesses. However, despite this understanding little has changed in how most clinicians go about the practice of medicine on a daily basis." - Lifestyle Medicine and the Corporate Culture via the American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Owaves is a lifestyle medicine technology company producing software tools for wearable devices that inspire and motivate the next generation to engage in healthy lifestyle activities. Owaves is based in Encinitas, CA, and was founded in May of 2013.