In her latest post on the New York Times’ Well blog Gretchen Reynolds investigates whether exercise changes your brain.
At the age of 93, Olga Kotelko — one of the most successful and acclaimed nonagenarian track-and-field athletes in history — traveled to the University of Illinois to let scientists study her brain.
Ms. Kotelko held a number of world records and had won hundreds of gold medals in masters events. But she was of particular interest to the scientific community because she hadn’t begun serious athletic training until age 77. So scanning her brain could potentially show scientists what late-life exercise might do for brains.
This is a fascinating topic, and although research is very thin on this topic, this article is well worth a read on the latest thoughts on the matter: http://nyti.ms/1Q7XLn0