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  • Outrigger Canoeing with Charlee Rowe

    Much like football on the mainland and soccer in Latin America, outrigger canoe paddling is an integral part of Islander culture, registered as the official state sport here in Hawai’i. Outrigger canoeing dates back to 200 AD and is a strong reminder of the importance of the ocean in Hawaiian daily life. We sat down with Charlee, a Waiakea employee and Hilo local, to learn more about outrigger [...]
  • Hydration: It's Not Just A Millennial Thing

    Hey, I'm Christine Thuy Huong! I'm a Vietnamese Pop Singer turned Doctor of Nursing Practice and the creator of B.A.M.F. - a Women’s Wellness platform aimed to eradicate every form of lifestyle that does not support the beauty, authenticity, self-made, and fierce power of a true woman. Currently, I'm a lecturer at Cal State Fullerton for the School of Nursing and an Emergency Dept. nurse for [...]
  • Burpees, Squats, & Alkaline Water

    As someone who was “born” into the health and wellness industry, it was always a struggle for me to look the part. Even though I played sports year round, I was almost always 10-20 pounds overweight, continually felt sluggish, and never understood why. It was around that time that I finally had the realization that health isn’t just about the way you move your body, but also about what you feed [...]

Get In The Ring: This Is Our New Favorite Full-Body Workout

Summer is upon us, which means beach days, beach days, and more beach days basking in the sunshine. Of course while we bask, we're also staying hydrated drinking our refreshing Waiakea water. That was not a promotion, that is just the truth! But when you think beach, you think bikini, and when you think bikini you think, "I better get my butt in the gym PRONTO!".     Our names are Bree and [...]
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5 Instagramable Summer Activities (On A Budget)

Summer is officially here! We don't know about you, but we've already got some activities down on our to-do list. Need some inspiration? Here are our top five favorite ways to have an awesome summer while ballin' on a budget... did we mention they're instagramable, too?
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Helping Those Affected By The Kilauea Eruptions

Between the toxic gasses, fissures, and molten lava, it seems like the Kilauea eruption is a never-ending emergency. This is the reality that Hawaii's Big Island is facing after the May 3rd volcanic eruption. After a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, and subsequently a volcanic eruption, at least 117 homes are destroyed and thousands are displaced, not including the recent numbers in Kapoho and [...]
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Empowering Our Keiki

Children, like sponges, absorb everything. New experiences, new words, new behaviors; they all make a difference and impact their futures. These early formative years are crucial, which is why an early childhood education has a substantial effect on life outcomes. However, only 51% of 3-4-year-olds across the US attend pre-primary programs, and there has been no improvement in the last 15 years1. [...]
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Saving Yourself From The Sun By Siren Williams

The seasons are turning and the weather is warmer-- SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! For many of us around this big, beautiful globe, we’re thinking about picnic’ing by the beach, surfing, or going for more outdoor runs. Whatever your sun-loving activity, there is risk involved with that giant ball of fire in the sky. The threat is real! Not only can you pick up nasty skin cancer, but you’re also at a high [...]
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Accountability in the CPG Industry

In 2015, the US Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry sales totaled about $635.8 billion. In 2020, sales are expected to hit $721.8 billion. It is one of the largest and most successful industries in North America; even with a decrease in disposable income, the industry continues to grow1. However, with exponential growth comes excess waste and the untold truth behind green marketing. 
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Hollywood's Favorite Water

We couldn't be more stoked to share that over the last couple of years Waiakea has been spotted in some pretty big TV shows and movies! Very little compares to the feeling of having a friend text you with a screenshot of Waiakea in the hands of a famous actor in a Netflix Original or HBO series... Cue crazy-person victory dance with intermittent yelling of "I think we're famous?!?!". Below are a [...]
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Is Too Much Sleep Actually Bad For You?

We've always been told that we need lots of sleep...However, have you ever thought about what too much sleep can do to you? We were wondering the same question, so we decided to do our homework and get to the bottom of it 🧐.
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The Importance of Practicing Self Care

Self-care is much more important than society gives credence to, often overlooked or simply categorized as "indulgent". In between life's demands, it's so important to remember to take time and take care of oneself -- you will reap the rewards of greater productivity, creativity, and balance. Here are some of our favorite ways to practice self-care.
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3 Under 30: Serena Poon on Health, Wellness, and Fine Dining

We had the chance to catch up with celebrity chef, Serena Poon to close out our 3 Under 30 Series! She's made the jump from pre-law to culinary arts, and we're definitely stoked that she did. After powering through adversity, mastering culinary arts, and establishing herself as a high-profile chef and nutritionist, she now specializes in helping busy people maintain a wholesome, healthy [...]
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3 Under 30: Mike Sherbakov on Purpose, Community, and Cryptocurrency

Meet Mike Sherbakov, another OG Waiakea ambassador, who's doing amazing things for the community. He's an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and adventurer. The work that he does overseas through The Greatness Foundation and Greatness Media is truly inspiring, so we, of course, had to learn more. Keep reading, you won't regret it! 
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3 Under 30: Matt Hoffman

Matt Hoffman is a surfer, photographer, and entrepreneur who has been such a big part of our Waiakea Ohana for the past couple years! To kick off our 3 Under 30 series, we wanted to share his story -- we covered everything from GNARBOX, start up culture, and how he made the jump from this stable 9-5. 
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