Here’s another reason to enjoy a juicy steak or burger: Doing so can protect your memory and keep your thinking sharp well into your golden years. Eating protein at every meal helps prevent insulin spikes, which suppress the thyroid, say researchers at Tufts University. A slow thyroid can cause frustrating “senior moments,” so keeping it functioning at its peak wards off brain blips. Plus, protein is rich in tyrosine, an essential building block of thyroid hormones. The study-proven dose: 1 oz. of nuts, 1 egg, or 4 oz. meat, poultry, or fish.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.