A little-known symptom of menopause, heart palpitations take many women by surprise. While they are often harmless, palpitations can overstimulate the heart, causing it to work harder. An easy fix: magnesium. I recommend taking 1,000 mg. daily, making sure to get a form that contains magnesium taurinate, which targets heart health and palpitations. Bonus: Magnesium taurinate has also been shown to dial back migraines! Note: Check with a doctor before supplementing for heart health.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.