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2013 National Summit Conference

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The 38th National Wellness Conference takes place from July 15-18, 2013 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

The National Wellness Conference, presented annually by the National Wellness Institute, is a wellness immersion that includes professional development and personal enhancement programs, wellness activities, entertainment, and more. It is the premier professional health promotion and wellness conference for unparalleled continuing education and remarkable personal renewal. The NWC theme is "Building Wellness: Engaged and Empowered."

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Exercise and Academic Performance

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As schools everywhere strive to improve the academic performance of their students, many have cut physical education and recess periods to leave more time for sedentary classroom instruction. A sensible new report from the Institute of Medicine, a unit of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how shortsighted this trend can be. It found that exercise can significantly improve children’s cognitive abilities and their academic performance, as well as their health.

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: Not The Aches And Pains Of Old Age

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Juvenile arthritis, a serious and incurable condition that can cause growth problems, affects nearly one in 250 children.

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.

Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissues, hampering or halting physical movement. Juvenile arthritis (JA) is a basket term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children ages 16 and younger. Arthritis typically affects joints — the word "arthritis" literally means joint inflammation — but JA can involve the eyes, skin, and gastrointestinal tract as well.

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Walk The Talk

Experts
Our trusted experts explore ways and offer tips to incorporate walking into your daily life.
Community
Groups across America, of all ages and abilities, are finding a new sense of community by walking.
Health
Just 30 minutes of walking, five times a week, is enough to improve your overall health.
Inspiration
Walking is also good for mind and soul, sparking your creativity and inspiration.