RUN FOR LIFE: The power of a fit body and a keen mind.
Raising the question of whether consistent physical activity in youth can lead to mental sharpness in old age: in a recent study of 9, 344 women over the age of 65, those who reported being physically active as teenagers enjoyed the lowest rates of cognitive decline.
They were 35 percent less likely to experience early signs of dementia than women who had been sedentary. Even those who said they didn't hit the gym until their 30s or 50s lowered their risk of age-related intellectual decline. [Source: Time Magazine]