ANCHOR POINTE, The Faith and Fitness Podcast

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

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Hi, everybody from Nashville. I’m Skip Orem, and this is the Anchor Pointe Podcast.


Hello again, everybody from the Printer’s Alley Studios of the XBHS Radio Network here in Nashville. I’m Skip Orem. And I’m so glad that you pushed the play button for this week’s episode of Anchor Pointe.


On today’s episode, we’re going to be talking more about the seven elements of

the Anchor Pointe disease fighting and fitness model,

and specifically how each of those elements work together to help us older folks in our 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond to help us stay fit and to stay healthy and fight off those diseases that start to affect us as we get older. And then a little bit later in the podcast I want to talk about what I’ve been doing this September that has me running a significant number of miles this month, significant anyway for this old man. However, right now on Anchor Pointe, let’s get to medical news for seniors.


Today’s headline on medical news for seniors, the life-changing benefits of exercise after age 60.

According to the CDC, all older adults can benefit from regular physical activity.

Exercise can positively impact your physical health as well as your emotional wellbeing. Of course, as we get older we don’t have the stamina, the agility that we may have had back when we were younger. But that doesn’t mean that we should just relax, sit on the couch, watch TV, read a book. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every older adult, men and women, benefit from regular, moderate physical activity. And that’s even true for those of us with medical conditions like arthritis, heart disease, obesity, cancer, and high blood pressure.


So what are some of those key benefits? Preventing bone loss, we start to lose bone density as we get older.

Well, exercise helps us to strengthen our bones. And you know what?

Exercise, moving more, can actually help lessen the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

Exercising as we age it helps us to well prevent those chronic diseases that seem to be just common after us as we get older. And check out this headline. One study found that participants over the age of 60 showed fewer Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers when they performed at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. And of course, studies are showing that exercise and a good diet increased the effectiveness of our immune system. And everybody, we will be talking about that very important immune system of ours frequently on the Anchor Pointe Podcast. So the take home from this study, a comprehensive fitness plan is extremely important in maintaining not only a healthy body as we age, but also improving our mood and creating a sense of wellbeing. That is important medical news for seniors on the Anchor Pointe Podcast.


The comprehensive fitness and disease fighting plan is what the Anchor Pointe Podcast is all about. The Anchor Pointe disease fighting and fitness plan has seven elements.

Faith, exercise, diet, attitude, positive imagery, music and research.

Each of those elements working together can create a level of health and fitness that, well, it’s just so important as we age. You want to be mobile, you want to be happy and positive, you want to live that long, happy, and healthy life. And if any of those diseases com

your way, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, well, you want to have a strong immune system to fight them

off. And at the very least, keep them under control.


These Anchor Pointe Podcast episodes each week, well, we’re going to dig deep into the seven elements and put together a plan just for you to stay fit, to stay healthy, to fight off disease,

and to live that long and healthy and happy life. So everybody, beginning next week, I’m going to help you put together a plan to set goals and to use those seven elements of our disease fighting and fitness model, a plan to use each of those seven elements every day to get and keep you healthy, happy, and fit. And if you’re battling a disease right now, these same tools that we’re going to talk about, help to keep you going, help to keep you motivated, these same tools will help you in that battle. The Anchor Pointe Podcast and its predecessor, the Web Radio Today Podcast, and our disease fighting and fitness plan, they were all born out of my personal fight with prostate cancer. That disease, it came to destroy me. Well, it brought me back to God and to a healthy, happy, and positive lifestyle. And I want that for you


Just briefly, about two of the elements of our disease fighting and fitness model, exercise and positive imagery. Now, I’m going to talk in detail about those elements in a couple of weeks, but I want to mention that we have several old Web Radio Today episodes, which are, well, what they are, they’re actually standalone positive imagery sessions, and then some structured interval training workout sessions. And right now I’m updating them for Anchor Pointe and I’m going to go ahead and release them on Wednesdays of each week. So starting this coming Wednesday and then for a couple of weeks each Wednesday, I’m going to be releasing one of our guided imagery sessions. You will want to have those sessions, especially after we start talking in detail about guided imagery. And I want to get them out to you now so that you’ll have them available to you in your Anchor Pointe feed. Look for them every Wednesday for the next couple of weeks.


You’ll get your regular Anchor Pointe weekly episodes each Friday,

and then a different guided image recession on Wednesday. You can subscribe to the Anchor Pointe Podcast at Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, we’re we’re available wherever you get podcast. And of course, all of our episodes are available at website. That’s And don’t forget our wonderful E at the end of pointe. That website is


I’ve been so inspired this month. I’m participating in a special fundraising activity for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The goal is for each participant to run 108 miles in September and then have their friends sponsor them with donations. And I’m so thankful for so many of my friends for sponsoring me. Now, the reason it’s 108 miles is because, and this is an interesting fact, actually a scary fact, it’s because one in every eight guys will get prostate cancer. I’ve been putting in a lot of miles each day, and I actually hit the 108 mark on the 18th of September. So my new goal now is to finish the month at 180 miles. And since this podcast is being released on September 30th, I can’t really tell you yet if I’ve hit that mark since I have one more day to go.


But, well, what is so inspiring to me about this challenge is that there are guys doing this challenge right now who are also at the same time going through chemo for prostate cancer. Other guys are doing it while dealing with the side effects of their prostate cancer treatment. And then there are the women, wives, daughters, sisters who are participating in this challenge for the men in their lives. Men who hav

died from or who are right now battling prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation does such wonderful work in battling this disease so it’s an honor to go these miles this month to raise not only money, but also awareness. Remember again everybody, prostate cancer affects one in every eight men. I’m just so inspired him and honored to participate in this challenge and hopefully someday this terrible disease, prostate cancer will be eradicated.


We want to live a long and healthy life free of disease. There’s a Bible verse that for me, well, it kind of puts all of this time spent with exercise and diet and taking care of your body, kind of puts it all into perspective. First Timothy chapter 4:8 it says this, “For while training your body is of some value, Godliness is of value in every way. As it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”


The time we spend on diet, exercise, taking care of our body for so many reasons it is not a waste of time and energy or is it selfish in any way? I hope everybody that you will think of the time that you spend working on your health and on your fitness, I hope that you will think of it as well as an investment in yourself so that you can live more fully for God. Exercising and practicing good health habits is one of the best ways to care for yourself, not just physically, but also mentally and most importantly spiritually. As First Corinthians says in 6:19 and 20, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”


Take good care of yourself everybody. Life, it’s such a precious gift from God. Don’t waste even a minute or an hour or day. God made these bodies for us as David praised to God in Psalm 1:39, “For you formed my inward parts. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works, my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth your eyes saw my unformed substance. Your book were written, every one of them. The days that were formed for me, when is yet there was none of them. How amazing are your thoughts concerning me? How vast? Were I’d count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.” Praise be to God for through his son Jesus we’re all saved. For God so love the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in hand shall not perish, but have eternal life.


John 3:16 is the truth. Believe it and live

and be ready at the end of your life to join our Holy Father in

heaven free of all burdens, able to enjoy God’s love for you in his presence. (14:56):

Thanks so much for joining me today, everybody. And remember on Wednesday, the special guided imagery session. And on next Friday’s regular weekly episode, we start setting goals. So from Nashville, for the stations along the XBHS Radio Network and for the Anchor Pointe Podcast, I’m Skip Orem. Bye everybody



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