Professor Sandra Hunter earned her PhD in exercise physiology at the University of Sydney, Australia. Sandra is currently Director of the Neuromuscular Physiology of Movement laboratory, and the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Sandra’s passion is to optimize physical performance in all people of all abilities and all ages. Her research aims to understand why and how people lose strength and power as they age, the differences between men and women, and to determine the best exercise strategies to optimize muscle strength, power and endurance.

one year of covid

One year of Covid: How active have you been?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, notably health. In the last year, online activity increased markedly, but our bodies have become sedentary, sitting for hours in front of a computer. Read reflections on important lessons learned over the last year. We challenge you to reset your exercise routine and provide a starting point.

Is high-intensity interval training for everyone?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a method to gain many benefits of regular exercise including gaining muscle strength and endurance, lowering blood pressure and increasing cardiovascular health. But is HIIT appropriate, effective and protective for middle-aged and older adults? We help answer those questions highlighting some of the latest cutting-edge research.

Run for your life!

Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and when done on a regular a basis can have enormous health benefits.  You may already be a regular runner.
Or like many people, you have never considered running as an option and even be terrified by the thought. We provide helpful advice on how you can start or restart a regular running or walking regime. Even if you are already a regular runner, there are tips for you too.