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Health is the Body's Default

Welcome to a space where we explore the intricacies of our well-being. Today, we delve into a fundamental yet often overlooked concept: our bodies are naturally designed to be in a state of health. But what does it mean to be in a "default" state of health? Let's find out.

The Default State

When we talk about the body's "default" state, we refer to a condition where every system functions optimally, allowing us to feel and perform at our best. From a well-functioning digestive system to a robust immune response, the default state is one of balance and harmony. In this state, we are not just free from illness but are also mentally alert, emotionally balanced, and full of energy.

Causes of Imbalance

Life's complexities often throw us off balance. Various factors can disturb our body's natural equilibrium:

  1. Poor Diet: A poor diet is not only an excess consumption of  processed foods, high sugar, and fatty products but also a diet in excess or deficient of adequate nutrition. These are just some of the factors that go against that natural law of nutrition and as a result can lead to various health issues like obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases.

  2. Lack of Movement and Exercise: Our bodies have been created with joints and joints are meant to be moved. Movement is important for many reasons two of which are; movement is the distributing agent in the body, and movement keeps the muscles relaxed and supple. When we move the body blood and lymph circulation increases, this distributes nutrients to the cells and takes away toxins and waste.

  3. Stress: Stress is often blamed for many health problems in the body, and this is true excessive, long-term stress can upset the balance in the body. However, when it comes to stress is useful to sit down and examine the stress. A big percentage of the stress in our lives is our own doing, eg) we want to live in a luxurious house, to afford the house we need a high paying job, the high paying job demands in excess of normal hours, all this “stresses us out” but the truth is that we put this stress there and we can choose to remove it. What we often find when we examine the stress that these are the things that motivate us and drive us and bring us fulfilment and actually we don’t want to change that and when you realise that you begin to realise that actually there is something else driving the stress. That something else is a deep-seated negative emotion, such as fear, worry, not feeling good enough, etc. That underlying emotion loses it power simply by identifying it. When you know what it is, it’s easy to see what’s it’s been doing.

  4. Lifestyle Choices: Smoking and drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, and inadequate sleep can lead to a range of health issues.


Understanding that health is our body's default state empowers us to take proactive steps to maintain or regain this balance. It's crucial to identify and address the root causes that disturb our body's natural state of health. By doing so, we are not merely treating symptoms but are restoring our body to its default, optimal state.

Find out about how using the Zone Technique we can assess and identify your current state, and create a plan that brings you back to full health.


About the author

Ray Orchison

I discovered a passion for long-distance running in an attempt to fitten up for rugby when I was 14 years old. I struggled with endless injuries which ultimately resulted in 7 years of missed running.

Back then, I cursed my injuries and desperately wished and prayed they’d disappear. Looking back, every injury I’ve ever had and every injury I've picked up is an absolute blessing.

My injuries have given me tremendous insight, knowledge and experience and led me down a path where I am passionately able to assist others in becoming injury-free, performing at their full health, and reaching their full potential.