What we do in our teenage years can impact our health in our golden years.
As new research shows, it's never too soon to start protecting our brains.
"It's a good way to stay out of trouble and a good way to focus on aggression." says basketball player Jessica Velez.
A new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found women who were physically active as teens had a lower chance of dementia later in life. Researchers say this means dementia prevention programs shouldn't just target seniors.
Still nervous about developing Alzheimer's? Some researchers say keep the coffee coming!
Finnish researchers followed 1,400 coffee drinkers for more than 20 years and found those who drank three to five cups of coffee a day had a nearly 70% reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's.
New research also shows eating a diet rich in healthy fats and limiting dairy and meat could also keep you thinking clearly into old age.
The study out of Columbia University found that sticking to a Mediterranean diet may help lower the risk of having areas of dead tissue in the brain linked to thinking problems.