ANCHOR POINTE, The Faith and Fitness Podcast

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


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Charlotte (00:00)

This is the XBHS Radio Network

Skip Orem (00:02):

 Hi everybody from Nashville. I’m Skip Elm, and this is the Anchor Point podcast. Thank you so much everybody for making the choice to listen to Anchor Point. Anchor point today is being recorded at the X B H S radio printers Alley Studios here in the music city, Nashville, Tennessee, the city of Nashville. It continues to grow so many new people moving here every single day, and I, I know the attraction of the Nashville area because I was one of those people when I moved down here from Ohio about 10 years ago, and I have been so happy living here in this beautiful state of Tennessee. On today’s Anchor Point podcast episode, we’re going to focus on the music element of the Anchor Point disease, fighting and fitness model. We’re gonna look at how music can improve our mood, reduce stress, lessen anxiety, and how music improves our overall health and wellbeing. Up first though, like it is on every anchor point episode, medical News for seniors. Today’s medical news for seniors comes from the North Shore University health system in Chicago. Researchers have shown that music can benefit our physical and mental health in so many different ways. Music has been proven to enhance conventional medical treatment for a variety of illnesses and disease processes, from anxiety to stress, to management of pain as enhanced function after neurological disorders,


Music is heart healthy. It can improve our mood and reduce stress music. It can help us manage pain and fitness-wise. Music can help us to eat less and increase the effectiveness of our workouts in improving your fitness, in staying healthy, in fighting disease, music is an important tool. Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music interventions to help in all kinds of therapy and disease management situations. Music therapists, they use singing, playing, songwriting, digital music creation, as well as listening to music, guided imagery and development of playlist to improve health and manage disease. The Anchor Point. Medical news for seniors for today, headline music is good medicine.


Everybody. Perhaps you’ve decided to make 2023 your year to get fit, to get healthy, or maybe you just know that you need to up your game as far as your health and physical fitness. That’s what we’re all about on the anchor point, helping you get and stay fit, fight off disease, and we do that together using the seven elements of the anchor point, disease, fighting, and fitness model, those seven elements, faith, diet, exercise, attitude, positive imagery, music and research. And today’s anchor point episode is all about that music element, the importance of music and the arts in helping you stay healthy and fight off disease.


As I was putting this episode together today and thinking about music, it occurred to me when doing the Anchor Point podcast production, I use music to move us from one segment of the podcast to another, and I enjoy using music to set the tone, set the mood, or reinforce things I’m trying to say, music is just so powerful the way it affects our mind. For some of us, a particular song could take us back to the exact moment we knew we were in love. Certain songs can cement important events, both happy and sad into our memories as we try to get and stay healthy. It’s important we do everything we can to reduce stress, and that includes being active, eating, healthy, meditating, laughing more, spending time with family and friends, getting enough sleep and including music in our lives.


Listening to or playing music is such a good stress reliever. It provides a mental distraction, it reduces muscle tension and decreases stress hormones. That’s gotta be good, right? Music is a significant part of the anchor point. Positive imagery sessions because it helps listeners to be still and relaxed, discharging the physical effects of stress. If you go for a massage, most of those sessions have music to help you relax and unwind so that you’re able to get the maximum effect from the massage. Faster music can make you feel more alert and concentrate better, faster. More upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic and positive about life. Slower tempo music can soothe your mind, relax your muscles and release stress. I know of an individual who was battling cancer. She listens to this podcast and she’s older like us. She decided to learn to play the piano right there in the middle of a life and death battle with cancer.


Never played any kind of musical instrument in her entire life. She told me learning to play the piano and excused the pun here. Her learning to play the piano was instrumental and winning her life and death battle with cancer music. What a powerful health improvement tool. Listening to music before you go to sleep at night, it quiets your mind and helps you fall asleep. We know sleep is important and staying healthy and fighting disease. I hope you’ll include music in your plan to stay healthy, fight disease, and live a long life. And everybody, while music is one of the anchor point fitness and disease fighting elements, I would encourage you to look at the arts in general and include them in your life. It’s not too late at our age to start a new arts related hobby. Painting, photography, building things. It’s enjoying nature, just any kind of a hobby or new interest.


The arts help to enrich your life. They’re wonderful stress reducers. They make you a more rounded and interesting person, and of course, they keep you healthy. On a future episode of the Anchor Point Podcast, we’ll continue to focus on the music element, how music can motivate and inspire you while you’re exercising. All right, everybody, I kind of teased you with this song at the beginning of this segment, so let’s listen to the entire song after all. This episode of the Anchor Point Podcast is about music today. Enjoy this music for the next couple of minutes and then I’ll be back with more of today’s episode of the Anchor Point Podcast. The musical artists are causeway and they’re singing about sort of what we’re all doing together on Anchor Point as we start this new year making some changes in our life. The song is called Changes in My Lifetime.

Speaker 3 (09:31):

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Speaker 4 (09:38):


Speaker 3 (09:41):

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Speaker 2 (11:46):

If you are new to the Anchor Point Podcast, first of all, thank you so much for pushing that play button, and if you wanna find out more about what the Anchor Point Podcast is all about, I encourage you to visit our website, the anchor And remember, we spell Anchor Point with an e, the website address, T H E A N C H O R P O I N T The anchor website has links to important articles and other things that we might mention on the podcast. Previous episodes are also available By the way, anchor Point is on all of the major podcast platforms, so you can get any and all episodes of the Anchor Point podcast on any podcast platform. Apple Podcast, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Google Podcast just to name a few new episodes of the Anchor Point Podcast are released every Friday. And remember, if you hit the subscribe button wherever you get your podcast, each new episode of Anchor Point will drop automatically right into your podcast feed. Let’s talk just briefly about the importance of friendship in keeping you healthy and improving your quality of life. Friendship or lack of friendships can have a big influence on your health and your overall wellbeing. Friends that can help you celebrate good times and and provide support in bad times,


I hope everybody, you are doing everything you can to strengthen the friendships that you have and continuing to grow your circle of France. Friends can help you so much and increasing your sense of belonging and purpose, reducing stress, and in helping you cope with bad things that might happen to you and everybody, because faith is the first and foremost element and the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model. I hope you’ll also consider Jesus as a very close friend. In John 1415, Jesus says, I no longer call you servants. And he goes on to say, instead, I have called you friends. And then this amazing earlier verse, John 1513, greater love has no one than this to lay down one’s life. For one’s friends Jesus lay down his life. He suffered on the cross for all of us, we need Jesus as our friend. He offers us so much. Irish poet Joseph MK Scriven wrote these beautiful and true words. What a friend we have in Jesus all our sins and griefs to bear. And what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. Oh, what peace we often forfeit. Oh, what needless pain we bear


All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged? Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrow share? Jesus knows our every weakness. Take it to the Lord in prayer. If you’ve not yet accepted Jesus as your friend, won’t you do that today? Walk into any church and tell the first person you see. Tell them you want Jesus to be your friend. You’ll put a smile on their face, perhaps make a new Fran and they will introduce you to for the X V H S Radio Network and for the Anchor Point Podcast from Nashville. I’m Skip Oram. Bye everybody.

Charlotte (18:23):

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