Oldest Professional Athletes 2 - Hiroshi Hoketsu

 

Doesn't time fly.

 

They say it goes more quickly as you get older (NB make sure you get the most out of everyday, then!). It only seems like a few days since the Olympics were taking place in London but it was in fact six months ago that the opening ceremony happened. And a few months before that was the last an article appeared in our series "Oldest professional athletes". Time for another....

Fitness and Dementia

 

A few months ago we put out an article about the work of Neuro-scientist Dr Michael Merzenich. His work proposes the idea that "brain plasticity" - the brain function whereby neural pathways are constantly created in response to learning - continues throughout life, thereby proposing a person's lifelong ability to influence one's own brain development by continuing positively to embrace learning. There followed a similar piece, "Exercise and the Brain - it just gets better".

 

Now, another piece of research into the brain and ageing, of particular relevance to SGSC,