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Day Three: A Call to Action

Lake Nona was conceived from a vision of creating the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration. Many of Lake Nona’s business partners make this ideal manifest.

Today, Lake Nona announced the creation of an innovative wellness, performance and medically integrated fitness facility in partnership with Signet, LLC. and its subsidiary Integrated Wellness Partners (IWP). The new 110,000+-square-foot center will take a personalized approach to each member, which is updated in real time and based on the member results. The fitness center will also feature first-class equipment and on-demand fitness by another Lake Nona partner Technogym, who aligned with Lake Nona to create the first seamlessly connected fitness ecosystem in the U.S.

But this mission isn’t just manifest in business partnerships but in all of the conversations at this year’s 2018 Lake Nona Impact Forum where the uniquely curated audience of distinguished speakers and delegates worked to identify promising ideas and develop creative solutions to drive health and wellbeing on topics as varied as healthier communities, the opioid epidemic, nutrition and functional medicine, sports and executive performance, and, finally, a rousing call for using sport as a platform for positive social change.

We came together with a purpose to drive innovation and now we left with a mission and call to action – whether it’s helping the country resolve the opioid crisis or learning to take better care of ourselves and our community, or supporting those who might be ‘different’ so that they, too can be a part of our greater community.

Below, some key take-always from today’s discussions:

Creating Healthier Communities of Today and Tomorrow

“Smart cities is not about open data, but the people…Digital technology can enable and transform lives.”

  • Anil Menon, Global President, Smart and Connected Communities, Cisco, before cautioning the public not to leave the development of smart cities up to technologists because “we’ll screw it up.”

“We can reclaim that hyper-dynamic sense of community. We can do it in a way that puts people, not technology front and center.”

  • Dan Doctoroff, Chairman & CEO, Sidewalk Labs; Former CEO, Bloomberg LP; Former Deputy Mayor, New York City

Food and the Role of Functional Medicine

“Your thoughts, your feelings, your diet, stress, exercise, environmental toxins are washing over genes to create the expression of who you are right now.”

  • Mark Hyman, MD, Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine; Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center; Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Functional Medicine

“Food is medicine, not just calories. Food is the code that is driving our biology. Want to improve your health? Leave behind the food man made and eat the food god made.”

  • Mark Hyman, MD, Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine; Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center; Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Functional Medicine

Opioids: Are the Medical Benefits Worth the Addictive Destruction?

“Overdose and accidental poisonings are the #1 cause of unintentional death in America today.”

  • Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Staff Neurosurgeon, The Emory Clinic; Associate Chief of Neurosurgery, Grady Memorial Hospital – Moderator

“There is still so much stigma about addiction in our culture, in the language media uses, in people not having access to treatment, and the fact that less than one in 10 addicts are seeking treatment because they are ashamed to tell their family, friends or employer. We need to focus on opportunities to reduce stigma, change the way substance abuse is treated, and create national principals of quality of care.”

  • Shannon Hartley, Chief Marketing Officer, Shatterproof

“We tried ‘just say no to drugs,’ it doesn’t work. This is a behavioral health issue. Why are young people feeling the need to escape and treat depression or anxiety with medication? We need to understand the pressures they are facing. There are all these opportunities where we need to think of over ll health and wellbeing vs. just don’t do drugs.”

  • Shannon Hartley, Chief Marketing Officer, Shatterproof

“Palliative care, the end of life, may be the only situation in which opioids are appropriate standard of care.”

  • Bernie Elliott MD, Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Solutions, Optum

Strategies for Creating Healthier Citizens for America’s Future

“Technology can democratize healthcare. We should all be catalysts like Lake Nona and use tech to bring a healthy future.”

  • Daniel Kraft, MD, Chair of Medicine at Singularity University, Founder Exponential Medicine

Global Sports Alliance

“All humans have much more potential than they’ve tapped into. The gap between aspiration and resource is creativity. Creativity is what drives the development.”

  • Mark King, President, adidas North America

“To me, diversity means diversity of thought. The real art is integrating those thoughts into something meaningful.”

  • Mark King, President, adidas North America

Winning Championships: Evolution of the Professional Tennis Player

“I definitely [meditate] a couple of times a week, and I’ve been starting to do yoga a lot more, that’s been really big for me, my game, and just for me personally. I think it’s great for flexibility for strength. I also use visualization a lot. I watch a lot of videos of patterns that I like to play during my matched and different drills that I like to do and that’s helped me so much for every part of my game.”

  • Catherine “CiCi” Bellis, American Professional Tennis Player

“You should imagine things how you want them to go. Even during the match you shouldn’t just step onto the baseline and say “oh I toss the ball where am I going to serve?” I should really know what’s going to happen provided I execute properly on my serve. What’s going to happen 5-6 shots down the road in that point? I really should know that. If I don’t I’m not doing a good job mentally…. If you don’t have that picture, you lost.”

  • Ivan Lendl, former World Tennis No. 1 and eight-time Grand Slam Champion

“I think everybody gets introduced to the game in some way as kid whether through your parents or somebody in the club if you belong to a club and you should have fun. If you play matches and tournaments, believe me, it’s a lot more fun if you win the last point, so I always tell younger players to try to win the last point.”

  • Ivan Lendl, former World Tennis No. 1 and eight-time Grand Slam Champion

“Focus on the process, let the results come to you.”

  • Ivan Lendl, former World Tennis No. 1 and eight-time Grand Slam Champion

Sport: A platform for Positive Social Change

“If we can teach our children to hate, we can teach them to love again.”

  • Richard Lapchick, PhD, Endowed Chair & Director, UCF, DeVos Sport Business Management; CEO, National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS); Director, Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sport