Have you ever wondered how much our thoughts and our emotions affect how we feel? Does what we think affect our physical health?

When you are feeling tired after a long day at work, feeling stressed, exhausted, and lacking self-awareness, you may be more inclined to eat unhealthy foods, drink alcohol or smoke, which in the long term can negatively impact our physical health.

On the other hand, if you have a high EQ and experience the same tiring day at work, with strong self-awareness, you may be better able to perceive, regulate and manage your emotions more effectively. Operating from a higher self-awareness, despite how you are physically feeling, you will still after a long day at work choose to eat healthy foods despite what you are craving.

There is a lot of talk about the importance of emotional intelligence (or EQ) in assisting to achieve success in business and in leadership positions. Yet does our emotional intelligence (EQ) affect our health?

Sue defines, “emotional intelligence as simply the intelligent way of using our emotions”, and speaks about the latest clinical research in EQ that links it to our gut microbiome.

Find out exactly what EQ is, how you assess it, why it is important, how it can affect our overall health and wellbeing and more, by listening to this MediTalkPodcast, also found on iTunes, Soundcloud and your podcasts app.

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