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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5B L,)ok on the 'bright side for better health ! C-FORCE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS Q: Chuck, a few days ago, I watched one friend burst out in an angry tirade and anoth- er buckle under heavy de- pression. Both extremes have to be bad for your health. Any clinical support for my theory? --"Seeking Balance" Bellevue, Wash. A: It has long been known that a high-stress life or strung-out personality can lead or contribute to a num- ber of iepercussions in life, from high blood pressure to failed relationships and worse. Studies have shown that negative moods and traits even can contribute to damaged arteries and dam- age the heart itself. But a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health published this past week in the Psychological Bulletin showed that being optimistic and upbeat not on- ly is good for you mentally but also may help protect you against heart disease. In her review of 200 studies examining the links between psychological well-being and physical health, lead re- searcher Dr. Julia Boehm said that people who were most op- timistic had half the risk of a first heart attack than those who were least optimistic. (Those results were true re- gardless of a person's age, so- cio-economic status, body weight or smoking status.) The Associated Press re- ported that "Boehm found that people with a better sense of well-being tend to have healthier blood pres- sure, cholesterol and weight, and are more likely to exer- cise, eat healthier, get enough sleep and avoid smoking." Commenting on a similar study of roughly 8,000 British civil servants -- published in a 2011 edition of the Euro- pean Heart Journal -- Boehm said, "These finding s suggest that interventions to bolster positive psychological states -- not just alleviate negative psychological states -- may be relevant among high-risk individuals." Maureen Talbot, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, added that this new Harvard study "does confirm what we already know, which is psychological well-being is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, just like staying active and eating healthily. It also high- lights the need for health care professionals to provide a holistic approach to care, taking into account the state of someone's mental health and monitoring its effect on their physical health." Indeed, this research con- firms what has been known since ancient Hebrew days, as stated in Proverbs 23:7: "As a person thinks, so he or she is." Though more corroborat- ing research needs to be done linking psychological and physical well-being, Dr. Eliz- abeth Jackson of the Univer- sity of Michigan and Ameri- can College of Cardiology confessed that even her heart patients who are invested in their care and have some control over their lives have the best outcomes. Jackson concluded, "Sometimes it's hard, particularly in tough economic times, but taking a moment to just relax and en- joy a sunny day might be good heart health." I'm firmly convinced that my good health, as well as my success in life, has resulted primarily from my positive mentality, perseverance and faith in God. Several decades ago, I cre- ated the following positive "principles for life," and I en- courage you to do the same for your own life. Despite having failed before -- often repeatedly -- I am committed to achieve these for life: 1) I will develop myself to the maximum of my potential in all ways. 2) I will forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements. 3) I always will be in a posi- tive frame of mind and con- vey this feeling to every per- son whom I meet. 4) I will continually work at developing love, happiness and loyalty in my family and acknowledge that no other success can compensate for failure in the home. 5) I will look for the good in all people and make them feel worthwhile. 6) If I have nothing good to say about a person, I will say nothing. 7) I will give so much time to the improvement of myself that I will have no time to criticize others. 8) I always will be as enthu- siastic about the success of others as I am about my own. 9) I will maintain an atti- tude of open-mindedness to- ward another person's view- point while still holding fast to that which I know to be true and honest. 10) I will maintain respect for those in authority and demonstrate this respect at all times. 11) I always will remain loyal to God, my country, my family and my friends. 12) I will remain highly goal-oriented throughout my life because that positive atti- tude helps my family, my country and myself. Write to Chuck Norris (info@creators.corn) with ques- tions about health and fitness. Copyright 2012 Chuck Norris Distributed by Butch Miravalle, Danny Leonhardt, Kris Miravalle, Cody Anderson (drafted as a pitcher by the Cleveland Indians), Marie Anderson, Lindsay Anderson and Shawn Armstrong (a teammate of Cody's) gather in Goodyear, Ariz., for Cleveland Indians spring training. Where in the World? Shelter Friends offer l00,rakesbad getaway TALES FROM THE SHELTER PETER M. TALIA Attorney at Law 257-5199 PLUMAS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 283-3673 Members of Friends of the Shelter Animals are having tickets printed up for their lat- est fundraiser-- a "Let's Get Away" drawing. The tickets will be good for one of three grand prizes and winners can choose from either an overnight stay for two at the beautiful, rustic Drakesbad Resort in Warner Valley, Chester; an overnight stay for two at the Chalet View Lodge in Portola, which includes a $50 gift certificate toward din- ner; and a scenic plane ride out of Gansner Airport with pilot Tommy Miles. Drakesbad Resort is known for its hiking trails and hot springs heated swimming po01. The resort is located about 11 miles outside of Chester and horseback rides and massages can be sched- uled when making a reserva- tion. Chalet View Lodge is be- tween Portola and Graeagle on Highway 70 and offers deli- cious dinners and gorgeous accommodations. The drawing tickets will soon be on sale from Friends members, at the farmers mar- ket in Quincy, at the Friends fair booth, at Pet Country in Quincy, at the animal shelter on Saturdays and at our sales table wherever we put it Sat- urday mornings! Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 -- a great deal for such wonderful prizes. , Michelle Low of Pet Coun- try, a major supporter of the work of Friends, is again pay- ing for the printing of the drawing tickets. Many thanks to MicheUe, to Tommy Miles for his willingness to support our efforts and to Bob Hick- man of the Chalet View Lodge for donating the dinner certifi- cate and lodging. Once again, the generosity of the commu- nity keeps Friends in the busi- ness of helping the impounded animals. Please do not forget our Sat- urday Free Food Program. If you are having financial diffi- culties and need help feeding your dog (and we occasionally have cat food) come by the shelter from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and pick up a free bag of dog food. This food is not bought by the county and no money goes out from the county coffers for this pro- gram. Friends of the Plumas Coun- ty Shelter Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-de- ductible. All monies donated go directly to the care and comfort of the shelter animals; no money goes toward salaries or administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Donations can be sent to Friends, P.O. Box 182, Quincy, CA 95971. Thank you. Mediated Civil Dispute Resolution Estate Planning and Probate Business Planning and Real Estate Susanville Request for Bids Plumas County Road Dept. is accepting bids for: Service and Supply of the following items for the Mechanic Shop: Coveralls, Towels, Fender Seat Covers, Nylon Rubber Mats For more information log on to." http://www.cou FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Mark your Appreciaton BBQ Saturday, May 19 llam-3pm 2019 East Main St., Quincy 283-2929 Wolfgang Heuser, of Portola, enjoys the sun in Cabo San Lucas, his "favorite place on earth." Heuser is pictured with his friend, Bernicia, who works at Marina Sol, the rp, so rt whet, e be steyed. Feather l00bhshmg's,p. % for the months of April & May, 2012 Get extra cash! 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