Got a first date? Want to quit smoking? Your menstrual cycle can predict how successful you’ll be, scientists say. It controls more than your fertility and chocolate cravings. Find out how…
Every woman knows menstrual cycles can affect what we eat and how we feel. But did you know they also can help determine your dating success? Whether or not you’ll quit that nicotine habit? Or even where you choose to live?
Hormones and body chemicals can influence our emotions and what we accomplish, says Los Angeles-based ob-gyn Stuart Fischbein, M.D.
That’s because during the three phases of your menstrual cycle – follicular, ovulation and luteal – your body undergoes subtle changes that can inspire your choices and commitment.
Of course, we’re not controlled entirely by body chemistry, and you shouldn’t plan your life around your cycle. But if you have some big life decisions looming, it’s worth a look.
Here, we break down how the three phases of your menstrual cycle can influence your social, professional and personal life, according to recent studies. The sections are based on the average 28-day menstrual cycle, but many women have shorter or longer cycles, so adjust accordingly.