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9 Things You Don’t Know About Your Memory, But Should

9 Things You Don’t Know About Your Memory, But Should

First, the bad news: Your memory speed naturally declines by about 2 percent each decade, starting in your late 20s. (Hence the lost keys and tip-of-the-tongue Jeopardy! trivia.) But the really good news? There are lots of research-backed strategies to keep your noggin sharp over time, says Gary Small, MD, director of the UCLA Longevity Center. Read on to discover key facts about your brain. Emoti ...

5 Delicious On-the-Go Snack Ideas

5 Delicious On-the-Go Snack Ideas

To keep you feeling full and satisfied, a snack should provide a balance of good carbs and either protein, fat, or both. In other words, eating just a few carrots won’t suffice—and neither will many granola bars. Read (and pin!) our list of perfect anytime snacks. 1 cup of fresh red grapes + ½ Cup roasted almonds Antioxidants galore, thanks to the fruit, plus hunger-busting nuts. Get them in the ...

Why do my muscles get sore before my period?

Why do my muscles get sore before my period?

Why do my muscles get sore before my period? Although abdominal cramps tend to be the most talked-about sign of PMS, joint or muscle pain throughout your body is fairly common around that time of the month, too. Blame hormonal fluctuations, which can make your nerve endings extra sensitive and more likely to perceive regular muscle activity as pain. If you’re prone to premenstrual aches, you might ...