The Life Science Book Award of the International Academy of Astronautics in 2009 was given to The G-Connection:Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging, by J. Vernikos, iUniverse, 2004.

"Not only is this a wonderful book [Stress Fitness for Seniors] with specific methods for reducing stress, Joan Vernikos is a terrific speaker, who engages her audience." Luci Koizumi, Reston Community Center 2009.


Joan has for many years researched, published and given presentations to students, scientists and engineers on how the brain manages stress, as well as what space has taught us about the importance of gravity to health and aging on Earth. After sharing this emerging knowledge more widely through public speaking, she was asked for reading material for a broader audience and application to everyday life.  Her books include:

Inactivity: Physiological Effects, H. Sandler and Joan Vernikos (Eds.) New York, Academic Press Inc., 1986 (out of print, second-hand available through

The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging, Dr. Joan Vernikos with Robin S. Hosie.

Foreword by astronaut and senator, John Glenn, iUniverse, Inc., 2004, ISBN: 0-595-32931-4.               

Available in English (2004), Greek (2004), Japanese(2006) Portuguese (2009).           

Stress Fitness for Seniors, Joan Vernikos PhD, Thirdage Books, 2009. ISBN: 0-615-23063-6.

Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Simple Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death -- and Exercise Alone Won't, Joan Vernikos PhD, Quill Driver Books, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-610350181.

Adventures in Chocolate: Handmade Truffles at Geoffroi, Geoffrey & Joan Hazzan (aka Vernikos),Thirdage Books, 2012. ISBN:-978-0-9827595-9-2.

For a full list of Dr. Joan's published work, click here.

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