Feeling chilly under the a/c vent or in cold weather? Where you are in your cycle could be to blame

/Feeling chilly under the a/c vent or in cold weather? Where you are in your cycle could be to blame

Feeling chilly under the a/c vent or in cold weather? Where you are in your cycle could be to blame

chillyAre there days when you huddle in a sweater and fingerless gloves at your office because you’re convinced someone set the thermostat to arctic blast? Or wonder how folks can walk around in shorts and t-shirts outdoors when you’ve got four layers on and still feel your teeth chattering?

Where you are in your monthly cycle could be the reason you feel colder than other folks around you who think the temperature is perfectly fine.

According to numerous studies (such as this and this), during the second half of your cycle, you’re more sensitive to colder temperature due to a slight increase in your body’s core temperature caused by rising progesterone.

The takeaway: When the second half of your cycle rolls around (which occurs right after ovulation), be prepared to feel chillier, so dress for warmth, dodge a/c air vents and skip the ice bath.

[Photo: This is Awkward]

By | 2017-06-10T10:49:05+00:00 July 27th, 2016|hormonology tip, Week 3, Week 4|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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