What makes Olga run?: the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives

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"In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during"--
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author2-role , "In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during"--Provided by publisher., 0805097201, 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 06 min.)) :digital., 11412379Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1494522306 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 2013028682, 241 pages ;22 cm., 33021026122983ahealHEALTHwf1388638a, 796.42092B, 963843, 9780805097207 (hardback), 9781494522308 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports, DLCengDLCrdaDLCNjBwBT, Digital content provided by hoopla., First edition., GV1061.15.K68G75 2014, Grierson, Bruce., HEALTH, HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living, In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during our golden years., Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231) and index., Kotelko, Olga,1919-, Kotelko, Olga,1919-2014., MWT11412379, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New York :Henry Holt,2014, Older women athletes, Pratt, Sean., Read by Sean Pratt., SOC013000HEA010000BIO016000, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology, Unabridged., What makes Olga run? :the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives /Bruce Grierson., What makes Olga run? :the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier livesBruce Grierson., Women track and field athletes, [United States]:Tantor Audio ,2014., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/ttm_9781494522308_180.jpeg, n-cn---, online resourcecr, pcc, spoken wordspw, text, unmediated, volume
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports, HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living, Kotelko, Olga, -- 1919-, Kotelko, Olga, -- 1919-2014, Older women athletes -- Canada -- Biography, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology, Women track and field athletes -- Canada -- Biography
title_display What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives
title_full What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives / Bruce Grierson, What makes Olga run? : the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives [electronic resource] / Bruce Grierson
title_short What makes Olga run? :
title_sub the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives
topic_facet Kotelko, Olga, Older women athletes, Women track and field athletes