Which week are you on
in your monthly cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your weekend has in store:
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Estrogen and testosterone rise
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: If you’re in a relationship, rising estrogen is making you more willing to overlook your mate’s obvious faults, like the growing pile of dirty laundry left on the floor or an inability to remember to take out the garbage after the umpteenth request. Single? Then rising estrogen is making you more optimistic about your hunt for love, giving you hope that your perfect partner is at the next singles mixer, in line behind you at the local cafe or about to post a profile on Match.com.
Day 8 to Day 13
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Your powers of persuasion are stellar today thanks to high estrogen and testosterone, which make you think fast on your feet and turn you into an eloquent speaker. This makes it a great day to convince a salesperson to come down on a price or sweet-talk your honey into joining you on a weekend getaway!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then rise again
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Take advantage of rising progesterone’s sedating effect to savor something you love this weekend, like your first sip of coffee, the cool breeze on your face or a kiss from your honey. According to research, taking just a few moments to appreciate these kinds of positive moments will make you happier all day long.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: If you feel that plunging estrogen is threatening to spoil a good mood, try taking a walk outside. A recent study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology reveals it takes just five short minutes of strolling in a park, garden, nature trail or other green space to raise your spirits. Past research shows that being surrounded by trees, flowers, water and other natural scenery is a potent stress reliever that helps distract you from work, school and day-to-day worries. But, this is the first study show that this mood lift occurs after just a few minutes, making it as easy happiness-booster for even the busiest gal.
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