The Anchor Pointe Journey Continues

ANCHOR POINTE, The Faith and Fitness Podcast

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



This transcript is computer generated so there may be some very slight errors…and the computer doesn’t yet know that we spell Anchor Pointe with an E

Charlotte  (00:00):

This is the XBHS Radio Network.

Skip Orem (00:03)

Hi, everybody from Nashville. I’m Skip Orel, and this is the Anchor Point podcast. (00:12):

Hey everybody, I’m Skip Orel and welcome to the October 7th, 2022 episode of the Anchor Point Podcast.

Baby Boomers working real hard on our faith and on our fitness.

It’s amazing to think that it’s October already since I relocated to the Nashville, Tennessee area about 10 years ago. Since that time, May and June, and then September and October are now my favorite months of the year, at least weather wise with comfortable temperatures and, and just beautiful blue skies. At the end of last month on September 30th, I finished the prostate Cancer 108 Mile Challenge finishing with 180 miles. And I wanna thank everybody, all my friends who, who donated to that fundraiser. Every dollar that you donated, it’s being matched at a hundred percent. And thank you so much. It was just so much fun and such an honor to complete running those 180 miles during the month of September.


Such a worthwhile cause raising money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Looking out at the beautiful blue skies here in Nashville today, it makes me realize that God, he did a pretty good job when he was imagining and then creating the autumn season. This entire university created such a masterpiece the way the seasons they come and go right on time every year, just about the time summer’s ending, we seem to be ready and, and can’t wait for fall. It’s that way for, for every season changed for me. And while we all have our favorite seasons, we’re still pretty much ready for the next one to come along when it’s time. I don’t know about you, but if I start to think about this miracle of creation too much, it gets my head spinning among many other things. He is, God certainly is the supreme architect.


Just a quick reminder, everybody, that that, while these main

Anchor point podcasts like today’s are released on Friday

during the next several weeks, I’m going to be releasing Guided Imagery episodes on Wednesdays. I have several of these old web radio today guided imagery sessions and I’ve been cleaning them up and, and turning them into anchor point guided imagery sessions, and I want to get them out to you all as soon as possible so they will appear in the Anchor Point podcast feed on Wednesdays. While I was doing the Web Radio Today podcast, those standalone guided image sessions along with the standalone workout episodes, they were the most popular of all of the episodes. And then next week, when we start going through each of the seven elements of the Anchor point disease, fighting and and fitness model, I’m gonna start with that guided imagery element.

Now, to make sure that you get every anchor point episode when it’s released, please subscribe to the Anchor Point podcast.

You can subscribe to this podcast from the anchor website. You can also subscribe from wherever you get your podcast. Anchor Point is on all of the major podcast platform, iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Outcast, and Google Podcasts, just to name a few regular episodes released every Friday. And for this next couple of weeks, guided Imagery episodes released on Wednesdays. All right, now enough of this housekeeping stuff. Let’s get right to medical news for seniors,


The Anchor point, Medical news for seniors, headline for today, setting fitness goals is essential to longterm success. The key point just saying that you want to get fit, you wanna lose weight, you want to get healthier, you want to eat more healthier foods, well that’s all well and good. However, what make

the difference between those who succeed in making positive changes and those who fail or drop out?

What makes the difference? Setting goals, goals increase your motivation.

Everybody, when you have goals, you can actually see progress and setting goals makes you more efficient in achieving that level of fitness and, and good health that we’re all working for. If you make a decision to start to get fit and healthier just by making that decision, you’ll probably start eating better. Perhaps you’ll start to lose weight. But if you wanna ensure success, long term success goal setting is the magic potion and that is your anchor point. Medical news for seniors for today.


I guess that bit of medical news for seniors is, is our queue to start talking about goal setting for your personal quest to stay fit and healthy, live that long life. Over the next several episodes, we’re going to be focusing on on each of the the seven elements of the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model. But before we, we really get into that, I want us to kind of work together here and set some general overall goals, this entire health journey that we’re all getting ready to embark upon. I think we can all agree as we start this, that our gigantic overall goal as we put this anchor point down

is to first and foremost strengthen our faith and to get healthy and to live long active and healthy life.

Everybody agree with that? Okay, so that’s our major overall goal. Simple as that.


Let’s think about what could be some smaller measurable goals that we can all set for ourselves so that we can track our progress and feel great when we achieve those smaller goals. For instance, how far right now can you comfortably run or, or walk? How far can you go with that right now? Why not set a goal that in the next six months you want to increase that by some percentage? For some of you, it may be just going out there and starting to walk or run every day. And of course you can adjust your goal upward or, or downward is as you begin to take an inventory of, of where you are right now, what are some other measurable goals we might wanna look at?

What’s your waste measurement right now?

How much do you wanna reduce that in the next six months? What’s your current weight?


What do you want your weight to be in in the next six months?

Your resting heart rate is sometimes used as a, as a measure of overall fitness. Lower is better. And then we need to think about this as we’re setting these goals. This is important everybody, as you start to set goals and as you begin your fitness journey, your physician needs to be involved in this goal setting process. At our age, we don’t wanna start any kind of fitness program without involving our doctor. Your doctor knows your health and fitness status right now and they can help in suggesting what might be reasonable and attainable goals. Your physician, they can also help you determine what kind of exercises you can safely do and also which kind might harm you in some way. A lot of folks our age, we have bone and joint issues.


So those issues, they have to be taken into consideration when starting any kind of an exercise program. So please everybody talk to your doctor before starting your fitness exercises and before any kind of diet or or food changes that you plan to make your doctor needs to be involved before setting your goals, before determining specifically what type of heart and strength training that you want to perform the exercise and, and then the diet elements of our model are where you need medical consultation Before getting started, if you’re already doing some kind of fitness program, keep your physician in the loop. Oh, and you don’t have a physician right now, please don’t tell me that Everyone, especially us baby boomers,

we need a primary care physician to manage our health.

And if you don’t have a regular physician who you see at, at least yearly, that’s a problem.


physical and new patient appointments scheduled right now. Okay, back to goal setting for just a couple of additional comments. There are some, some tests that your doctor can do now, especially heart and lung wise, and the data from those tests make it possible for you to measure your progress with your fitness program. Some of your very first initial starting points might be to measure your waste and to get on the scales. Those two numbers over time, they can be very rewarding marks of your success. So here is your first anchor point assignment, Measure your waste, measure your weight, and make an appointment with your doctor on future anchor point episodes. Everybody. I’m gonna be talking in some detail about fitness and workouts and diet and, and strength training. That’s not gonna be of any value to you if you haven’t determined with your doctor what you can and cannot do. Diet and exercise, why? Let’s focus for a couple of minutes on attitude

 Positive attitude is one of the seven elements of the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model.

The reason for that is one of the major causes of ill health is we waste too much time worrying, worrying about the future, playing the what if game, worrying about our kids, worrying about our financial situation and all that worry. It has a negative effect on our immune system and we need that immune system healthy to help us fight off illness and disease. Jesus has some thoughts about worrying.


Here’s Jesus talking to his disciples about worrying. This is Luke chapter 12 verses 25 and 26. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot even do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? As always, Jesus speaks the truth. It’s pointless for us to worry about the future, to to play the what if game. We really, we don’t know anything about the future. All we can do is say, Well, today’s a good day. Tomorrow looks pretty good. But after that, we have no idea what’s gonna happen.

Skip Orem  (13:30): Think

About Jesus’ disciples and all the worrying that they would do. Oh Jesus, He, He could work so many miracles. You know this story out there were these guys who, well, they had a friend who wasn’t able to move any part of his body at all. They took him to Jesus and they couldn’t get in. There were so many people around Jesus. So they rigged up some deal so that they could drop their buddy through the roof to Jesus. And then when this guy came down to Jesus through the roof, whatever contraption these guys had rigged up, Jesus, he, he stopped what he was doing and he healed the guy.


So I thought it was kind of funny when Jesus was, was schooling his disciples about worrying. I mean, they watched him work these miracles, one after the other. And he says to them, And I’m paraphrasing now, stop worrying guys. You can’t even add a single hour to your life. And if you can’t do that very simple thing, why waste your time worrying in the first place? Everybody worrying about things, especially worrying about the future, It’s a total waste of time. And think about this constant worrying will make you physically sick. It can do serious damage to your health over time.


Well, everybody, I guess it’s time to bring this very early October episode of Anchor Point to a close with a couple of quick reminders. The anchor point That’s our website, is the textbook for the Anchor Point podcast. And I hope that you will visit the website, all of the anchor point episodes

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On Wednesday of next week, I’ll be releasing another anchor point positive Image Session. And then on next Friday’s regular episode, we will delve very deeply into the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model, element of positive imagery. So from Nashville for the X B HS Radio Network and for the Anchor Pointe Podcast, I’m Skip Orem by everybody.