Robert Sweetgall, President, Creative Walking Incorporated
- Monday Evening Opening Presentation: Trekking Across America – Tips and Tools from the Real Life Forrest Gump
- Tuesday Afternoon Closing Keynote: Motivating the Masses…Bridging the Gap Between Our Physical Activity Research and the Great American Lounge Lizard
Robert Sweetgall, often called the real Forrest Gump, is America’s leading advocate of walking for wellness. He has walked across America 7 times and is the only person to have walked through all 50 states in 365
straight days. Author of 17 books on walking, wellness and active living, Robert has appeared on hundreds of radio/TV talk shows and presented over 5,000 presentations to over one million people worldwide. In his former
life, Robert was an overweight Brooklyn boy, academic nerd and Dupont chemical engineer. Motivated by a family history of heart disease he took his health message on the road – literally – walking the talk across America
to speak to Americans about the benefits of active living.
Steven Aldana, PhD, President, Lifestyle Research Group
- Tuesday Morning Keynote: 10-20 Extra Years of Life: The Choice is Yours
Dr. Aldana is determined to educate people about the tremendous impact lifestyle has on disease and is devoted to helping individuals adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. He is a professor of lifestyle medicine at
Brigham Young University and founded the Lifestyle Research Group. This organization specializes in evaluation and development of programs that improve health by reducing health risks and provides technical advice and
health promotion guidance to many of the nation’s largest corporations. He has published over 60 scientific articles on the prevention, arrest and reversal of America’s most common chronic diseases and written 7 books on
the ability of healthy lifestyle habits to prevent disease.