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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 [...]

World Water Day 2018: Nature-Based Solutions

This Thursday is World Water Day! Every year, World Water Day is a day to bring attention to the importance of water. The theme of this year's World Water Day is "Nature for Water," highlighting nature-based solutions to end the global water crisis. Damaged ecosystems affect the quality and quantity of available drinking water, leaving 2.1 billion people in need of safe drinking water. This [...]
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February #WaiakeaChallenge Recap

Our first month of #WAIAKEACHALLENGE is over, and we finally have the long-awaited update we promised you. We challenged ourselves and you to drink 3 liters of water for 7 days -- keep reading to find out how we did!
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Why You Should Use Alkaline Water In Your Cold-Brew Coffee

Coffee like no other...For a truly aromatic and taste-tingling sensation, cold-brew your morning coffee with Waiakea water! You may be wondering, "what's the difference between cold-brewed and normally brewed coffee and does the water I use really matter?" Attention all coffee connoisseurs, we have an answer for you. 
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Podcasts Every Surfer Needs to Know About

The stoke is real when it comes to surfing podcasts! From tactical skills to industry news and culture, podcasts allow you to keep up with anything and everything surf related. Action sports, including surfing, have been late to the game when it comes to podcasts, but we're all ears for our favorites:
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Love at First Bite: Valentine's Day Recipes

Love is in the air, and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. It's time to start planning what you're gonna do for your significant other! Fancy dinners are so been-there-done-that, right? Haley Ferreti shared two recipes with us that will definitely have your date head over heels. Nothing says "aloha wau ia 'oe" better than food. 🤤
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#WAIAKEACHALLENGE: 7 Day Water Challenge

Just because January's over doesn't mean that New Year's resolutions are thrown out the window!  Our #WAIAKEACHALLENGE is here and it'll definitely have you hitting your fitness goals for 2018. We're challenging you to drink 3 liters of water for 7 days and share your progress with us along the way!
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4 Eco-Friendly Brands with Skin-Friendly Products

Your skin, like any other organ, should be treated with care and "fed" the best ingredients. This is why we're sharing some of our favorite skincare brands that put amazing effort into using the best, highest quality ingredients while operating in a sustainable manner. 
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Ecotourism: How To Island Hop Hawaii While Going Green

Hawaii is most known for it's tourism, seeing millions of tourists every year. However, most people never consider how tourism has impacted the health of the Hawaiian islands. This is something that we want to acknowledge and, hopefully, offset. With the heavy foot traffic, tons of flights going in and out, and large amounts of waste left in landfills, the islands are compromised, altering [...]
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3 Ways to Infuse Your Water

Trying to counter those juice and soda cravings? Finally, there's a way to satisfy your sweet tooth while making sure you're staying hydrated! INFUSED WATER. Add fruit, herbs, vegetables, practically anything to your water, for a delicious rendition of good old h20! Now, you can keep those New Years' resolutions and drink more water, while changing up the flavor from time to time. It's a win-win! 
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Should We Hop On The Apple Cider Vinegar Bandwagon?

I'm sure we've all seen the ACV trend online, but I've always wondered if the commitment is worth it. It actually made it onto Google's "Year in Search" list for 2017. Whether it's applied topically or ingested, apple cider vinegar has a lot of benefits that may make the unpleasant taste worth it. 
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Must-Stay Hotels In Hawaii

The Surfjack Hotel + Swim Club First up, this super trendy boutique hotel has us wishing it was time for our next stay-cation. Located in Waikiki, The Surfjack encompasses a mid-century aesthetic that takes you back in time. During your stay at The Surfjack, you can relax by their totally Instagrammable pool, dine at Mahina & Sun's, and shop at their perfectly curated boutique, Olive & Oliver. 
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Pump Aid Donations 2017

Pump Aid focuses on bringing clean drinking water and sanitary living conditions to some of the poorest parts of the world. The lack of clean drinking water is a devastating, major global crisis.  650 million people across the world live without access to clean water. That equates to 1 in every 10 people worldwide, or twice the population of the United States. 
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