What Is Intuition and Why Is It Important? 5 Examples by Jeremy Sutton, Ph.D. (positivepsychology.com)
Intuition is that feeling in your gut when you instinctively know that something you are doing is right or wrong.
Or it’s that moment when you sense kindness, or fear, in another’s face. You don’t know why you feel that way; it’s just a hunch.
But what is it? After all, researchers can’t see it in the brain.
While understanding intuition offers a considerable challenge for science, broadly speaking, it involves “learned responses that are not the outcomes of deliberate processes” (Hogarth, 2010).
In this article, we look at the lightning-fast, mostly hidden processes involved in intuition, their effect on decision making, and their role in creativity.
Your digestive system is home to more than 500 different types of bacteria, both good (friendly) and bad (unfriendly). Your overall health can be negatively impacted when your gut bacteria becomes disturbed or unbalanced. This can happen after an infection or after taking antibiotics. So what can you do to keep your gut healthy and thriving?
What is gut health?
Maintaining a good balance of bacteria in your gut is important to your overall health. Scientists have learned that the microbes that colonize your gut biome can have a positive or negative impact on your digestive, immune and endocrine systems; your skin; your brain; and even your mental health. People with a wide variety of good bacteria in their gut tend to be healthier. And a healthy gut includes a variety of prebiotic and probiotic organisms.
Peripheral neuropathy is a type of damage to the nervous system. Specifically, it is a problem with your peripheral nervous system. This is the network of nerves that sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body.
Peripheral Neuropathy Causes
Peripheral neuropathy has many different causes. Some people inherit the disorder from their parents. Others develop it because of an injury or another disorder.
In many cases, a different type of problem, such as a kidney condition or a hormone imbalance, leads to peripheral neuropathy. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy in the U.S. is diabetes.
Lower back pain is extremely common and one of the top reasons for missed workdays. That’s because the lower back supports the weight of the upper body and is subject to a lot of stress and strain—especially during everyday movements like lifting and twisting.
One of two things typically causes lower back pain: a sudden injury or the wear and tear of aging, arthritis and physical activity. No matter the cause of your lower back pain, here are 10 recommendations that can help you relieve it and prevent future problems.
Some kids have big emotions that they can’t control, so they have tantrums and outbursts. This is called emotional dysregulation. The good news is that there are lots of calming techniques that parents can teach kids.
An important first step is teaching kids to notice their emotions and name them. If they can say to themselves, “I’m feeling angry,” they’ll be more able to get control over that feeling before they hit someone or have a meltdown. It’s important for kids to know that big feelings are normal and validate how hard they can be.
If a child’s misbehavior is minor, ignoring it often works best. The flip side of this is to give the child a lot of praise when they do a good job controlling their feelings, even something small like taking a deep breath.
Don't waste your rest days on the couch. Active recovery helps you bounce back from your workouts faster and perform stronger than binge watching your favorite show.
Active recovery is low-intensity activity that promotes blood flow to the muscles helping you to recover. While recovering might mean relaxing on the couch to you, it’s not necessarily the best option to bounce back from your workout. Although it sounds contradictory, being active may help your achy muscles recover from an intense workout better than resting.
High intensity activity such as weightlifting, HIIT workouts, running or team sports can result in stiff and sore muscles or muscle fatigue the next day. Active recovery can help alleviate the soreness, and it may also improve your performance.
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