The Power of Health Intuition


Researchers believe that intuitive thinking is no more than external clues to size things up and make a quick decision.  Intuitive decision making can be a powerful tool when it comes to making healthy choices, too, especially when combined with conscious and deliberate actions. 

Everyone is intuitive to a certain extent.  But our culture doesn’t encourage us to trust these instincts.  Instead we’re taught that we can’t make decisions on our own.  We seek ‘expert’ opinions on everything, especially for simple health issues.

How do you start working on your intuitive skills to improve your physical and mental health? 

Here are some tips from the experts:

Spend some quite time alone
When you spend time without doing anything except being still, perhaps meditating or praying, it’s easier to get in touch with yourself and your higher power.

Listen to your feelings
You have a truth meter inside of you.  It will tell you what’s best for you, whether about people, jobs or health decisions.

Pay attention to your body
Your body is wired for survival.  You have little red flags to warn you of danger, such as the hair standing up on the back of your neck or a sudden queasy stomach.  Be aware of those red flags.

Focus on the basics
When it comes down to it, most health problems are a result of lifestyle choices- You instinctively know that you need good food, rest and relaxation, exercise and social relationships.

Be honest with yourself
Illness is often a wake- up call to pay attention to what’s happening in your body, and what you really need to do.  For example, if you have Type 2 diabetes, you may have a problem with nutritional knowledge, or a dysfunctional relationship with food.

Tap into your dreams to find answers -
Dreams can inform, guide and even heal you.

Take a break one day a week
Observe a ‘Sabbath’ one day a week, where you are able to detach yourself from technology and slow down.  Try to find the rhythm and flow in your life, develop a spiritual connection to nature.

Davena Wellington is a AFAA/NFPT certified Personal Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, and is a lifestyle and wellness coach.
She is also CPR certified. Davena has taught aerobics for over 25 years. She has worked with Bally’s, Club Fitness and the YMCA.  She helps people lose weight, improve their health and feel better about themselves.

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