"Her's are the BEST books of preventive
medicine. I would not suggest anything else, because they clearly
give the basic principles of the right way to live our lives."
Chrysoula Kourtidou MD. Professor, Aristotle University.
Dr. Joan Vernikos creates books and other publications to help people attain and maintain robust health by becoming wiser, more active participants in their lives. She believes that we each have the power to age well, whatever the genetic makeup or particular conditions we may have experienced in our lives.
Sitting Kills, Moving Heals
Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Simple Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death - and Exercise Alone Won't, presents a complete theory of why today’s sedentary lifestyles are so bad for our health, robbing us of the youthful vigor that each of us seeks. Sitting Kills, Moving Heals draws on Dr. Joan’s vast experience through years as a research scientist, author, and former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division. Her NASA research on the health effects of weightlessness helped establish the clear scientific relationship between sedentary living, rapid aging and poor health.
And now, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals takes all of this space-age science and traditional wisdom and transforms it into an easy-to-follow book that the reader can use to transform their life. Learn more here.
The G-Connection - Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging
Her first book, The G-Connection – Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging , has been called a “valuable tool for better living whatever your age.”
After 30 years of pioneering research with NASA, Joan Vernikos wrote the first book to focus on the fundamental importance of gravity in maintaining youthful vigor. In it, she applies lessons learned from the experiences of space-traveling U.S. astronauts and Soviet and Russian cosmonauts to ordinary people here on Earth.
Highly practical, the "What You Can Do About It" section in each chapter is a comprehensive guide that will help young people, baby boomers, the elderly, and professionals make smart lifestyle choices.
Peppered with first-hand anecdotes from astronauts and interesting stories of Vernikos's own voyage of discovery, this book is both a fun and credible resource. The reader finishes the book knowing what to do differently in his or her daily life to slow down or even reverse the aging process.
Watch Dr. Joan speak on G-Connection and the benefits of an active daily life here.
Stress Fitness for Seniors is a guidebook to dealing with the often stressful situations commonly experienced by those over 50. Written in down-to earth and understandable language, Stress Fitness for Seniors focuses on identifying and coping with the challenges most commonly experienced as people get older.
It’s an easy to read guide to help you achieve both instant and long-term results. The practical tool-kit provided has been called “a lifesaver.”