“Everything is trying to make your life more convenient and less work.” This can be every beneficial feature in some areas of life and can possibly have a negative effect on other aspects of life. Dr. Friedlander explains the benefits of exercise and the link of all cause mortality and the lack of exercise.
Anne L. Friedlander, Ph.D, has been teaching in the Program in Human Biology since 1997. She served as the Director of the Mobility Division within the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) from 2006-2009 during which time she developed innovative strategies to enhance mobility and physical function throughout the lifespan and promoted collaborative efforts between academia and industry. Prior to working at the SCL, Dr. Friedlander was both the Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab and the Associate Director for Education of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System beginning in 2000. Dr. Friedlander has broad research experience in the areas of enhancing human performance, environmental physiology, and using physical activity and mobility to promote healthy aging. She is passionate about the benefits of movement on the aging process and specializes in giving inspirational talks translating scientific findings on physiology and exercise into practical applications for people. She is currently also working with a startup corporate wellness company where she is able to apply her deep scientific experience to integrate best practices in applied disease prevention across the activity, healthy eating and stress reduction programs within the company. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Friedlander has always taken advantage of the outdoor activities available in the Bay Area. She runs, hikes, bikes and skis whenever possible and feels most grounded when she is enjoying nature and the mountains. Throughout her youth, she played numerous team sports including soccer and lacrosse and that team spirit continues in her attitude and work today. Dr. Friedlander received a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University, a Masterâ??s and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley, and conducted her post-doctoral training in the Division of Endocrinology, Geriatrics and Metabolism at the Stanford University School of Medicine.