If you’re a smoker trying to quit or know a woman who is, a new study suggests the best day of a woman’s monthly cycle to start kicking the habit is Day 5 (Day 1 is the first day of your period). According to researchers from Japan’s Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences, you experience fewer cravings and fewer withdrawal symptoms from Day 5 to Day 14 than during your period and during Week 3 and Week 4 of your cycle. As a result, it’s easier to break the habit for good!
Set your cigarette quit date for Day 5 of your cycle
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.