Smarter Training, Economic Perks Let Olympic Athletes Stay in the Games Longer

Posted on August 3rd, 2012 by

Some of the longevity is about luck, some of it is about smarts and some of it is about the will to compete. Dr. Michael Joyner, an exercise researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn…"There's something different about them in the sense that they maintain their motivation," Joyner says. "And I think that the people who are able to do well as they get older are able to kind of either be lucky and not get injured or have training regimens specifically designed to avoid injury. So they kind of balance their hard days and easy days and accommodate for recovery."

 

Winnipeg Free Press by Helen Branswell

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