Sandra is a Professor of Exercise Physiology and Director of the Neuromuscular Physiology of Movement Laboratory and the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center at Marquette University (USA) . Sandra’s research focuses on why and how people lose muscle strength and power as they age, the differences between men and women, and determining the best exercise strategies and interventions to offset the loss of strength and muscle power that occurs with age.

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Is walking enough?

Is regular walking enough to keep you strong and fit? Several women in their 50s and 60s who walk daily have told me that their walking routine provides ample aerobic exercise. They achieve a minimum of 10,000 steps daily, which is an established recommendation. Certainly, regular walking is very beneficial for general heart-lung health, mobility,…