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jennie-delbridge-peak-of-wellbeing webJennie Delbridge is one of the co founders of Peak Of Wellbeing.

She has been working professionally in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years as a Personal Trainer and Class Instructor, before she discovered Functional Medicine and the CHEK Institute.

As a CHEK Practitioner and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, she is able to identify the underlying problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. The key is to look at the body as a whole, focusing on seven simple Foundation Factors:


1    Eating
2    Breathing
3    Sleeping
4    Corrective Exercise for the Individual
5    Hydration
6    Stress Reduction
7    Thinking Patterns

She is passionate about helping others to achieve peak health and wellbeing and fulfill their own personal and professional goals.

Jennie works on a one to one basis and runs workshops, talks and seminars throughout Europe, including the UK.

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POWblog Oct2013

By Jennie Delbridge, Peak of Wellbeing

Figuring out which ratios of Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate our body needs, can be quite a challenge.  There are no hard and fast rules. It would be great if there were a really simple cookie cutter approach, a quick fix solution, but unfortunately it doesn’t exist.

Our unique nutritional needs are based on many things:

  1. Gender
  2. Genes/DNA
  3. Lifestyle
  4. Stress Levels
  5. Level of daily activity
  6. The weather
  7. Where we live
  8. Pregnancy
  9. Menopause
  10. Age
  11. Health levels

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By Jennie Delbridge, Peak of Wellbeing

One of the biggest desires people have is to improve the look and function of their core muscles.

Many have tried diets, personal trainers, pilates, detox programmes and the list goes on………

So why haven’t they been getting the results they so desperately want?
 
Because nice looking abdominal muscles and a functional core are dependent on many factors:

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By Jennie Delbridge, Peak of Wellbeing

Many people suffer from an underlying sense of worry, fear and anxiety. They wonder where it all comes from when they have seemingly comfortable lives. Frequently, it stems from a deep seated fear that we are not good enough. That we are not worthy of all the good things we have in our life. Sometimes this comes from childhood hurts or unresolved past issues.

This manifests itself into physical issues such as fatigue, back and neck pain, hormone imbalances, worrying about the small stuff, high blood pressure, moodiness and irritability. If this sounds like a radical concept, think back to a time when you were in a very stressful or unhappy situation.

Did you notice any physical symptoms at the time? Maybe your hand shook a little? Maybe you felt continually exhausted? Perhaps you had low back pain? Most physical issues have an emotional component at root.

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By Jennie Delbridge, Peak of Wellbeing

Many of our clients wonder why they can lose weight, but cannot get rid of the stomach fat or have well defined abs.
 
There are 4 key reasons why you cannot lose your stomach fat or feel bloated in the abs region:

1. The abdominal wall becomes stretched during pregnancy.
This needs to be reversed post pregnancy and in-between children. It is never too late to start to re-train these muscles even if your child is 20! The traditional sit up exercises are not always the best method to re-train these stretched muscles. They can actually lead to an even ‘pouchier’ abdomen.

2. Inflammation in the digestive system or any of the organs.

Visceral-Somatic Reflex describes the relationship between the organs (viscera) and the muscles (soma). Let’s say, for example, that you have a food intolerance. This food will cause an inflammatory response, which will cause all the muscles in the area to shut down, namely your abdominal and back muscles. This means that you are essentially walking around with a naked spine. In other words, muscles are not supporting the spine and your abdominal muscles are turned off. So, no matter how many sit ups you do, these muscles will not be activated!

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By Jennie Delbridge, Peak of Wellbeing

Osteoporosis is the medical term for ‘bone loss.’ This is a problem which many women are suffering from nowadays. Even women as young as 35 years old!

Why? There are many possible reasons for bone loss, but one reason may be stress. When you become very stressed during periods of your life, your adrenal glands become over worked and can’t do the job they need to anymore.

Remember, the adrenals sit on top of the kidneys and are responsible for producing cortisol and adrenaline, the stress hormones. When they become so fatigued due to years of stress, they need to rob hormone and minerals from other areas of the body to function. This includes the bones, resulting in bone loss - osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis can also be linked to Vitamin A and Vitamin D deficiency. Good, fatty foods are rich sources of Vitamin A and D that should be regularly consumed.