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.

What are the consequences of inactivity? …increased risk of death! Ouch… get off the couch!

Our leisure, school and work time are increasingly spent watching screens while sitting such as television, computers, and socializing on small screens.  Consequently, we are becoming more sedentary during our average day, and spending less time doing physically active tasks. It’s much more convenient to email our work mate down the hallway instead of getting…

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Lacking sleep? Try this one thing!

Sleep is a valuable asset that many of us take for granted. When we fail to sleep for 7-9 hours nightly, we feel the immediate effects.  Additionally, studies show that a chronic lack of sleep has detrimental long-term consequences to our health and can even shorten our lifespan. One way to improve the quality and…

The ‘Wonder’ Drug – ‘Exercise is Medicine’!

The benefits of regular exercise are quite outrageous. Exercise has been called the ‘wonder’ drug and a ‘miracle’ cure.  Research indicates that regular exercise is effective in the prevention and treatment of many common diseases including type 2 diabetes, some cancers, dementia, depression, heart disease and other common serious conditions. Regular exercise is estimated to reduce…