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Web Radio Today, the Faith and Fitness Podcast, Episode 39

WEB RADIO TODAY, The Faith and Fitness Podcast

Faith, Diet, Exercise, Attitude, Positive Imagery, Music and Research



Web Radio Today: Baby Boomers Staying in Good Health

Skip Orem: (00:14)

Hi, everybody. From the XBHS Radio Studios on Printer’s Alley here in Nashville, Tennessee, I’m Skip Orem and this is Web Radio Today Episode 39, for a Friday in May, kicking off the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the USA, the unofficial start of summer. This is one of our Web Radio Today in-between season episodes. Also, this is kind of a milestone episode today. It was May 1st last year that I started Web Radio Today, so we are officially beginning the second year of your favorite faith and fitness podcast. We are using the seven elements of the Web Radio Today disease fighting and fitness model to help us older folks in our 50s or 60s, 70s and beyond, helping us stay healthy, stay fit, and fight off those diseases that sometimes come for us in our golden years. Those seven elements, by the way: faith, diet, exercise, attitude, positive imagery, music, and research.

Important Medical News on Today’s Episode

Skip Orem: (01:33)

On today’s episode, we’re going to have some important medical news, and we’ll also talk a little bit about positive imagery. I know we’ve gained some new listeners to Web Radio Today in the past few months, and so for those of you that don’t really know anything about me, I’m going to play a clip. This clip will be from Episode One, where I talk about my background and why I started the Web Radio Today podcast. If you’re new to Web Radio Today, I think you might enjoy this little seven minutes segment from Episode One, which I’ll play later in the episode today. Then at the end of the episode today, since Father’s Day is coming up in a few weeks, I want to spend just a couple of minutes talking about our father’s love. I think you’ll enjoy it and I hope that you’ll stick around to the end of the podcast to listen to it. One of the very cool things about podcasts, you can pause them, stop and start them whenever you want. Just use those play and those pause buttons. By the way, thank you so very much for pushing the play button on today’s episode.

A Web Radio Today Mini Workout

Skip Orem: (03:05)

As we do on every Web Radio Today podcast, let’s start this episode with a Web Radio Today mini-workout. Let’s really get moving now; dance, exercise, move, do whatever you want to get your body moving, your blood flowing, and those calories burning. We are going all the way back to the 1950s for some rock and roll and if you’re doing a workout as you listen to Episode 39 today, it’s time to crank that workout up to a high intensity level. If you’re sitting down, it’s time to get up and start moving in any way that you can. If you can’t get up, move whatever parts of your body that you safely can. Then everybody after this mini-workout, medical news for seniors on Web Radio Today. Get moving now everybody.

Episode 40 Will Be A Guided Imagery Session

Skip Orem: (06:00)

A lot more to come on today’s episode, but first I want to talk a little bit about the next Web Radio Today episode, which is coming up on June 18th. Mark your calendars. Episode 40 will be a mid-summer guided imagery session and with that special episode coming up, I thought that it might be a good idea right here to talk a little bit about guided imagery and what it is, so that if you’ve never experienced one of our Web Radio Today guided imagery sessions, you’ll be able to understand what’s going on with our next episode.

Guided Imagery in Fighting Disease

Skip Orem: (06:37)

Positive imagery is one of the elements of the Web Radio Today disease fighting and fitness models. So, yes, guided imagery is very important in fighting disease. Got in imagery, it helped me to maintain a positive attitude and helped me to beat cancer. Guided imagery is kind of like meditation, but it’s a little different. It’s a very positive way of looking at yourself, your state of health, your feelings about life and your journey, especially if you’re fighting a disease, your journey to getting well and then staying well. I did guided positive imagery sessions. I did them at least once a day, and sometimes as many as three times a day, while I was fighting cancer. I got to tell you, other than talking with God, positive imagery was probably what was probably the most important thing in me keeping a positive attitude and beating prostate cancer. Immediately after I was diagnosed, my sister gave me this book, it’s called Getting Well Again. She’s a nurse and she gives it to anyone she knows who was going into a battle with a disease.

Skip Orem: (07:55)

Getting Well Again

If you’re fighting a critical disease right now or you know someone dealing with a disease, I want you to get this book, Getting Well Again by O. Carl Simonton. It’s been around for a long time. It’s available in most libraries and bookstores. I know Amazon has it, and I’ll have links to it in the show notes for this episode at It hardly costs anything. I think the paperback at Amazon is less than $10 and you can also probably find it for less than that at used bookstores. That book, it gave me so much help and guidance. One of the main features of the book is … well, it’s critical information about the importance of guided positive imagery in fighting disease and keeping disease away and keeping yourself healthy.

Skip Orem: (08:49)

Audio Burst/Guided Imagery Sessions

Several of our Web Radio Today podcast episodes and a couple of the Web Radio Today audio bursts have been standalone guided positive imagery sessions. I have links to all of the audio bursts related to guided imagery and positive affirmations in the show notes for this episode. Show notes are located on the podcast and show notes page at Just click on the show notes for this episode. This is Episode Number 39.

Listen to Web Radio Today Episode 40, this June

Skip Orem: (09:24)

This important next episode, everybody, Episode 40, released on Friday, June 18th. It will be in a self-contained, all new guided imagery session. Just a little heads up before you listen to any of the Web Radio Today guided imagery sessions, when you are ready to listen to these guided imagery sessions, you should be alone in a comfortable space, lying down or sitting in a chair, and it’d be really cool if you are able to darken the room. Most guided imagery sessions last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. So I hope everybody that you will investigate guided positive imagery and the perfect way to do that would be to listen to Episode 40, coming up on June 18th. Guided imagery, it is an important element in staying healthy, relieving stress, fighting disease.

Medical News for Seniors

Skip Orem: (10:27)

This is Web Radio Today medical news for seniors. World renowned prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi has identified three specific yoga moves older men should be doing daily. Good muscle tone, strength, balance, and flexibility are so important for men and women in our age group. Dr. Samadi has identified three specific yoga moves that men in our age group should be doing daily, and I think you ladies will want to check them out too. I have a link in the show notes for this episode that identifies the three yoga moves as well as instructions on how to do the move. So guys and ladies, check it out.

Foods to Supercharge Your Immune System

Skip Orem: (11:15)

We know that a strong immune system helps to keep us healthy and fight disease, but can specific foods boost your immune system? Well, research now shows that adding specific foods to your diet can indeed boost your immune system. What are some of these foods? Blueberries; dark chocolate. Yup, dark chocolate helps your immune system. Just remember though, dark chocolate is high in calories, it’s high in saturated fat so you need to eat it in moderation. Oily fish like salmon, tuna are especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to boosting your immune system, oily fish may actually reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Broccoli, oh yeah, broccoli contains very potent antioxidants. Everybody, you should actually be eating broccoli regularly to help support a healthy immune system.

Almonds are an Excellent Source of Vitamin E

Skip Orem: (12:21)

Other foods that that help the immune system: sweet potatoes, spinach, ginger, garlic, green tea. Green tea contains only a small amount of caffeine so enjoy it has an alternative to black tea or coffee. Almonds, in addition to helping your immune system, almonds are also an excellent source of vitamin E. Small handful or quarter cup of almonds, it’s a very healthy snack that helps your immune system. Oranges, kiwis, red bell peppers are a couple of other foods that are high in vitamin C and they help your immune system as well as helping to prevent or at least shorten the duration of colds. 

Web Radio Today Season 3 to Focus on Your Immune System

Skip Orem: (13:06)

We are all about the immune system on Web Radio Today, and season three, which will start in September, is going to feature information about your immune system on every episode. So important to keep that immune system healthy and fighting within your body, fighting off disease. Don’t forget also that lifestyle is so important in making your immune system stronger. Exercise, maintain a healthy weight, avoid alcohol or drink in moderation. Make sure everybody that you get enough sleep. Minimize your stress. Wash your hands. Practice good oral hygiene. Do all those things because, remember, the immune system, it’s your body’s armor. You need to keep it healthy.

Walking Shoes May Not be Good for Exercise Walkers

Skip Orem: (14:05)

One more news item on Web Radio Today, medical news, walking shoes or running shoes for walkers. To folks who walk for exercise needs special walking shoes. The advice, don’t buy special walking shoes. Most walking shoes … I didn’t know this … most walking shoes are actually designed for comfort while wearing them at work, and since they’re designed for comfort rather than what you do, walking briskly for fitness, they’re highly cushioned to relieve stress from standing so they’re more inflexible. They’re heavy. When you’re walking for fitness, you don’t need as much heavy cushioning and you want more flexibility, not less.

Visit a Serious Running Shoe Store

Skip Orem: (14:50)

My recommendation when you’re looking for shoes for walking, and I’m talking about fitness walking here, visit a serious running shoe store in your area. They know what they’re doing. Tell them you’re a walker, not a runner. They’ll ask you some questions, maybe even analyze your foot and your gait. They’ll watch you walk for a little bit and then they’ll recommend the perfect shoe for you. On most cases, it will be a running shoe, but it’ll have all the things you need based on your foot and your gait to do your fitness walking. Let’s do it in comfort and to prevent injury. Everybody, that is your Web Radio Today medical news for seniors.

Web Radio Today – The Beginning

Skip Orem: (15:38)

I mentioned earlier that this is sort of an anniversary episode for Web Radio Today. We started the Web Radio Today podcast just a little over a year ago, and since that time we’ve continued to gain listeners almost with every episode. So I know there may be some people listening to this episode today who have no idea who this Skip Orem guy is and why did he start Web Radio Today. Well, for the next, just the little short of seven minutes or so, I’m going to tell you about a health crisis that, most importantly, it helped me get back to my relationship with God, but it also led me to create and start the Web Radio Today podcast.

(16:34)  Skip Orem 

  (Skip talks about his background and the very beginning of the Web Radio Today Podcast)

 (20:11) Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band -DREAM BIG  

The Web Radio Today Fitness Model

Skip Orem: (23:24)

As I talked about in that segment, I’ve been sort of a physical fitness nut since I turned 30. So that means, at least as it relates to running, that I’ve been running most every day for the past 40 years. In planning the podcast, in planning Web Radio Today, I set up the seven elements of the Web Radio Today disease fighting and fitness model. They’re faith and diet, exercise, attitude, positive imagery, music, and research. They’re all important, but there is somewhat of an order of importance, faith being the most important, kind of stands there on its own, and then at second level of importance is diet and ex. It is so important everybody that you make sure that you watch your diet. That doesn’t mean necessarily that you’re always on a diet. What it means is that you’re very much aware of what you eat and what effect that food has on your body. Then you need to exercise your body with both heart rate training and strength training. Web Radio Today, we’re here to help you do that.

Visit this Summer

Skip Orem: (24:36)

We are in between seasons right now. We’ll have a few scattered episodes until we get back to it full time, a podcast every week, coming this September. If you’re new, though, to Web Radio Today, or if you just want to review and jumpstart your disease fighting and fitness plan, now is a good time to review some of our earlier episodes and some of our audio bursts. Everything you need is right there for you to listen to whenever you want at If you’ve never listened to those introductory episodes, I recommend you do that this summer: Episodes 1, 2, 2B, 3 and 3B.

Skip Orem: (25:22)

Father’s Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks, and in honor of that, I want to play a little segment that I recorded last year. It’s about our father’s love and I think you’ll enjoy it. Take a few minutes and give it a listen.

Father’s Day Comin’ Up

Skip Orem: (25:39):

What a wonderful blessing it is to be a father. Like you, I can’t imagine my life without my children. They’re all adults now, and I’m so proud of them and I love them all so much. And for us, baby boomers, hey, being a grandparent is very cool too. It’s awesome. Just to think about the love that we feel for our children.

A Father’s Love – Total and Complete Love

 Skip Orem (26:32):

That love we feel for our kids, it’s such a complete love. When you think about the love that you have for your child, I think it’s just so easy to understand and appreciate the love that God has for us, because he loves us the same. 

Skip Orem: (27:03)

We are all God’s Children

A father’s love for their children, it’s a total and complete love. It never goes away. Psalms 103:13, says that, as the father shows compassion to his children, the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. God made us, he created us his children, he created us in his image and then he gave us the world, and he gave us our free will. And then, he further showed his love. Think about how much God loved us. We were lost, sinners, the world becoming a darker and darker place. And then like my favorite Bible verse says… Everybody, this is a father’s love. John 3:16, proclaims, God, he loved us so much that he gave us his only son that who believed in him would not perish, but have ever lasting life.

 Let Jesus in Now

Skip Orem: (28:06):

Our father in heaven, taking us from the darkness, offering us the light, a whole lot of people have made the connection to our father in heaven and his love for us, giving us his son, Jesus. Who then, died for us so that we might be saved.  

Hurry!, There is No time
Skip Orem: (28:29):

But then there are some others who have, well, in theory, they’ve made the connection. In theory, they believe. In theory, they want Jesus in their life. But in day to day practice, in their lives, they haven’t really yet given themselves to Jesus. They haven’t really let Jesus in. Are you like that? I was once. That’s kind of sad, to know Jesus, to believe in him, but to not let him in your life. There is so little time left. We don’t know, there might not be really any time left. Let Jesus in now. You know the stories, you celebrate, you believe the Christmas story, you believe the Easter story. Now it’s time to make the full commitment, open your heart, open your life to Jesus. He can help you solve your problems.

Accept the Love, Accept the Gift

Skip Orem (29:52):


Accept the love that you know is there. Accept the forgiveness of your sins, because you know he will forgive you. He’ll even forgive your waiting, your slowness, your delay in letting him in. You already know and believe that he died for you, take advantage of that. Have eternal life and let him in.

In Honor of Father’s Day…Honor Your Heavenly Father

Skip Orem:(30:30)

Let may ask you if you might do this, in honor of Father’s Day, honor the father who gave his son. That son who he loved as much as you love your children, he sacrificed his son to die for you. As this summer begins, why don’t you walk into the light? You don’t have time to think about it anymore. Accept the love and forgiveness, let Jesus put his arms around you and walk with you on your journey.

Next Web Radio Today Episode, Friday June 18 2021

Skip Orem:  (31:41) 

Our next episode is Friday, June 18th. That’s Episode 40, a special guided imagery session. From Nashville for the Web Radio Today podcast, I’m Skip Orem. Bye, everybody.