Colleen Sands

Colleen Sands

Colleen J. Sands is a Master’s student in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology Department. She is advised by Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke. Sands’ primary research interests are physical activity, walking and running gait, and associations with health outcomes. During her undergraduate tenure, Sands captained the University of Massachusetts Division-1 track & field team, and she continues to race competitively in distance running events.

Recent posts by Colleen Sands

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Sit Less, Walk More: A Simple Solution for Reducing Your Cancer Risk

By Colleen Sands on Sep 17, 2019 3:43:00 PM

Is sitting increasing our risk of cancer? According to a recent review of current research, it may be no coincidence that cancer rates and sedentary behavior are both increasing globally. When compared to low sedentary behavior, high sedentary behavior increases the overall risk of cancer by up to an alarmingly 20%.