In many ways, what we do when we’re younger affects our health in the future.  Women must get enough Calcium when young in order to prevent osteoporosis in the future.  For men, keeping a healthy weight as a younger man reduces cancer risk and other complications as an elderly person. 

A recent Forbes article recounts a new study, which shows that adequate sleep may assist in the prevention of Alzheimer’s and dementia.  The study explains that during sleep, the brain actually flushes toxins out of the brain – toxins that can contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia.  You can read the article here.

So, if you’re considering watching your fourth episode in a row of Breaking Bad, at 2 AM on a work night, perhaps going to bed may be a better decision.