The Best Days of the Month to...
Take a Risk
Days 3-10: Always wanted to try bungee jumping, snowboarding, or even ask that cute guy out on a date but couldn't get up the nerve? Now's the time to go for it. Not only are you better equipped to deal with stress right now, you're also more willing to do something daring, says Dr. Davydov. Since your levels of the sex hormones progesterone and estrogen are low, activities that boost your stress hormones can help restore your overall hormonal balance. In fact, around this time of the month many women unconsciously seek out stimulating events to elevate their cortisol and epinephrine levels. Otherwise you may start to feel bored or depressed, says Dr. Davydov.
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