A Radio Could Save Your Life (and Health)

The demise of radio has been forecast for years. 

But it’s just not true. 

In fact, 90% of adults tune in to the airwaves every week. 

Heck, radios are still the most reliable way for us to get important information... especially during a crisis.

For instance, on Christmas Day in Nashville, a bomb knocked out cell phone service and the internet for people all over the city...

It even disrupted 911 call centers and hospital communications. Folks as far as Kentucky had trouble getting a signal.

Or the 2020 Nashville tornado that knocked out power for days, and even weeks for some... including my buddy Frank from 4Patriots. The fact is extreme weather is becoming more frequent and more violent.

Regardless of whether it's an approaching hurricane like we see here in Florida, a snowstorm, a derecho, or a sudden tornado outbreak. We need to be aware of what's headed our way. 

A radio is still the best way to receive timely information about threatening weather. At home, in your car, at a ballgame or at a campsite.

And this information might end up being much more than just timely. It could be lifesaving. There are many true-life stories about people who took cover just in time, thanks to the warnings they received on their radios. 

Beyond important information, a radio can be a real health booster too. How?

Research has repeatedly shown that listening to music you find calming helps ease tension by lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the bloodstream.

It's also widely known that listening to music helps lower blood pressure levels.

And, a preliminary study found listening to music could even help patients deal with pain.

If you have trouble sleeping, consider putting on the classical music station in the evening.

One study found that adults who listened to classical music for 45 minutes before bed slept better than those who listened to an audiobook, or did nothing.

It's clear that music can be therapy... to calm... to soothe... to restore.

So, the next time you're feeling down, or out-of-sorts, flip on the radio and experience for yourself all the healing music can provide.

And if you'd like to see my top radio recommendation, go here.

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Cheryl - November 14, 2021

I enjoyed reading about classical music and am in complete agreement. We homeschooled our children and played classical music when learning math, reading and art. When the music was playing their talents and critical thinking excelled. No wonder the Renaissance period was such an age of enlightenment.

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