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12B Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Actors rehearse for "Bus Stop," opening at the West End Theatre tomorrow night. Photo courtesy West End Theatre West End Theatre to preser t 'Bus Stop' this weekend Quincy's West End Theatre presents "Bus Stop," opening at 7 p.m. April 9. The show continues at 7 p.m. April 10 and 11, and April 16 - 18. Matinees at 2 p.m. are set for April 12 and 19. Tickets are $18 adults and $10 students and seniors "Mr. Inge has put together an uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth." --NY Times ,"William Inge should be a 65-plus. Tickets are on sale at great comfort to all of us Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and American playwright William Inge wrote "Bus Stop" in 1955. "This comedy is filled with sentimental characters and easily charms audiences with its slice-of-life storyline," said stimulating." theatre manager Danielle Wagner Plocki. "'Bus Stop' is a tribute to a simpler time, that maybe wasn't so simple after all." The story takes place in the American Midwest, at a street-corner restaurant outside of Kansas City. A .......  .passes. One byone, the bus s to the theatre -ted creative vigor, --NY Post snowstorm of epic proportions has forced an interstate bus to stop for the night. The passengers are maroonedtogether in the restaurant until the storm passengers are introduced, and their individual quirks and personalities intertwine into a story of conflict and comedy. Director Edie O'Connor said, "'Bus Stop' has been a real pleasure to direct. Many of the actors are very experienced and some are quite new to the stage, and it's been great working with everyone. I am eternally grateful to wonderful people who give their time and energy to bring to Quincy stories worth seeing. When 'Bus Stop' ran on Broadway it was nominated for several Tony Awards. It's a fun show!" "Bus Stop" stars Josh Carroll (Bo), Hannah Kingsland (Cherie), David Riley (Carl), Kim Carroll (Grace), Risa Nesbit (Elda), Earl Thompson (Dr. Lyman), Kenny Davis (Virgil) and Bob Shipp (Will). A Proper Fit Footwear 4001 S. Virginia St. Reno NV A Footwear ] Proper Fit "Comfort with Evely Step " 1-775-323-3757 4001 S, Virginia St. Reno NV We have advertised in your phone books for years with great success recently we started advertising in your papers and are gaining new customers. We really enjoy meeting the people in the towns you serve. If you haven't visited us, please come see us and look for your savings coupon in your local paper. Thanks, OWNER OF A PROPER FIT LASSEN .'_ . Community programs can achieve better results than medicine It is possible even likely that you are sitting as you read this, just as I was sitting as I wrote it. This, in the face of medical experts who often remind us that sitting too long and too often can be hazardous to good health. The source of this concern was a famous study conducted by folks at the Mayo Clinic in 2005. Now, 10 years later, the warnings coming from the Mayo Clinic regarding too much sitting are even more alarming. Recent research has shown that sitting for hours a day not only slows your metabolism, as the earlier study demonstrated, but also increases your risk of developing serious medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes. Insulin effectiveness, researchers found, drops with lack of movement. The enzymes responsible for generating good cholesterol, which is supposed to be high, also drops. Those are just a few reasons some are calling sitting "the new smoking" as in, a habit that could kill you. In the face of mounting evidence of just how bad it is for us to sit as much as we do, we are being urged to, at the very least, get up and stand or move for 10 minutes each hour. Standing desks are already being used at companies as big as AOL, some government agencies and even the offices of the company that syndicates my column, Creators, as an answer to employee concerns. With these new findings, we can also expect some "chicken or the egg" debate. It's not entirely clear at this point whether it's that too much sitting brings additional health risks or it's that people who are already inactive and unhealthy end up doing more sitting. What can't be argued is the fundamental link between fitness and health. -This ...... binding relationship was recently reconfirmed in a study conducted at the University of Vermont and published in JAMA Oncology. The study found that very fit men in their late 40s were less likely to get lung cancer and other forms of cancer than unfit men. The study also revealed that their high fitness levels appeared to increase their chances of surviving cancer if diagnosed later on. It further demonstrated that even small improvements in fitness could help reduce cancer risk and C-FORCE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS that as long as people are above what is considered the low-fitness category, they can have meaningful health advantages over those below it. "Your health behaviors and your fitness earlier in life has an impact 20 or 30 years later -- and that's what people don't realize," said Dr. Susan Lakoski, who led the study. "Being physically active and eating a healthy, balanced diet are already known to be important factors in reducing people's risk of developing cancer and other diseases." Lakoski also pointed out that a study investigating links between men's fitness levels and cancer risk constituted a new approach to attacking the problem. This got me thinking about the bigger problem -- of how modern medicine approaches disease prevention in general. The intention was to see prevention woven into all aspects of our lives -- to stop disease before it starts. Such comprehensive preventive effort has to begin at the community level. And this is exactly where it is coming apart. What we are seeing are community health groups and companies that specialize in diet and fitness locked in a battle with physicians, hospitals and doctor-dominated boards of directors for their proper seat at the table and for their slice of federal funding to bankroll nonmedical ways to treat and prevent chronic conditions. On one side of this struggle, you have a health care industry -- resistant to growing evidence -- that still focuses almost exclusively on costly medical interventions: On the other, you have reputable and successful local entities at the ready to help patients make needed and more effective lifestyle changes to prevent disease and facilitate recovery. According to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, more than 75 percent of the $2.6 trillion spent each year on medical care is for preventable chronic conditions, yet only about 3 percent of U.S. health spending goes to public health and prevention, such as diet and exercise. "Compared to even the best med'ical therapy, we can decrease heart attacks, strokes and deaths by between 35 and 45 percent by changing lifestyle," Paul Rogers, a cardiologist at a Kentucky healthy lifestyle center, recently .noted. His center provides medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and classes in yoga and other disciplines. Rogers also pointed out that dropping about 10 percent of weight reduces cardiac risks significantly. If weight drops by 15 to 20 percent, diabetes starts to reverse, blood pressure goes down, cholesterol levels improve and sleep issu6s improve. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Preventive Services Task Force, which researches and recommends community programs, is both greatly underfunded and faced with a huge logjam regarding funding options, hampering efforts to provide needed support for such programs. Perhaps an even bigger obstacle is the bureaucracy of doctors and hospitals resistant to the fundamental change that teaming up with community health grOUpS represents. Meanwhile, for the past four years, nearly 29,000 people who participated in the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program have been left in waiting for further funding for its services. This program has seen participants lose an average of 5.6 percent of body weight within a year. The Y's program is classroom-based and helps adults at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes focus on eating better and increasing physical activity. "We are faced with just a ubiquitous epidemic of ..... chronic diseases," said Matt Longjohn, a physician and the Y's national health officer. "The root causes of these chronic diseasesare preventable, and community- based organizations can be a part of expanding care." For the betterment of national health and wellness, they must be. Write to Chuck Norris ( with questions about health and fitness. Copyright 2015 Chuck Norris Distributed by WEDELIVER! - Call us for home delivery service and never miss an issue! Quincy Susanville Greenville Chester Portola 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 258-3115 832-4646 ' i