Beginning a new fitness program comes with great benefits at any age. An inspiring example of this Olga Kotella. She worked as a teacher, raised her family and retired at age 65 ... and what an amazing retirement! At the age of 77 she began training in track and field and went on to earn 37 world records and win 750 gold medals in nonagenarian track-and-field events around the world by the time she turned 95! Her story is inspiring, and that is only part of her legacy.
Many studies give strong evidence that exercise helps maintain our cognitive abilities as we age. Now, a new study provides us with some important and surprising new information. The study -- published last month in PLOS One -- was conducted by scientists at the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center and other institutions. It focused on pinpointing the amount of exercise that is needed to improve thinking skills.
Your best bet in keeping Alzhiemer's at bay is ... keep your brain fit! A recent study followed more than 10,000 men and women -- all of them twins. Researchers found that the twins who worked and kept their brains active lowered their risk of Alzheimer's disease by 22 percent!