Dr. Joan Vernikos: Gravity, Movement & Health

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Dr. Joan Vernikos, former Director of NASA’s Life Sciences, is an author, health coach, consultant and sought-after motivational speaker on the tangible health and economic benefits to individuals and organizations to resetting your health for life, living healthy and healthy aging.

A pharmacologist from the University of London, her research and publications on the management of stress, and how spaceflight and earth's gravity affect men and women have been recognized with numerous awards.

Dr. Vernikos holds four patents. A member of the International Academy of Astronautics, she served on the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences, a space correspondent for Defense & Foreign Affairs.

Her books include award-winning The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging (2004), Stress Fitness for Seniors (2009), Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Simple Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, Early Death – and Exercise Alone Won’t (2011) and Designed to Move: The Science-Backed Program to Fight Sitting Disease & Enjoy Lifelong Health (2017).