Wash your hands more at the end of Week 2!

/Wash your hands more at the end of Week 2!

Wash your hands more at the end of Week 2!

My HormonologyOnce the second half of your Week 2 rolls around (approximately 10 to 14 days after the onset of your period), start taking more precautions to protect yourself from germs, for instance, by washing your hands more frequently, carrying around antibacterial gel and using a paper towel when touching grimy handles on public bathroom doors.

During this phase of your cycle, your mucus thins and your immune system weakens, making you more vulnerable to catching whatever virus is going around.

Why does this happen? Researchers explain it’s all about helping your body conceive during ovulation: Thinner cervical mucus allows sperm to enter the cervix more easily and a weaker immune system prevents your body from attacking the sperm.

By | 2018-08-12T16:35:29+00:00 July 11th, 2013|health, hormonology tip|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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