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4B Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter : Winter is not an excuse for weight gain and lack of exercise . HERE'S TO YOUR. HEALTH AURA WHITTAKER Make the switch to indoor exercise and stay on track. Winter is right around the corner, and so are the holi- day pounds. If you tend to gain weight in the colder months, I have news for you. Our bodies are not physio- logically preprogrammed to pad on added insulation in the winter, unless you are a hibernating bear that is. While cold weather does pro- duce a slowing of our body's metabolism to compensate for the shift in tempera- tures, it is not nearly as pro- found as in other mammals, such as woodchucks and bears. Interestingly, clini- cal studies suggest cyclical changes in blood chemistry, hormone secretion, brain ac- tivity and appetite appear to relate to changes in the length of daylight and dark- ness, causing seasonal devi- ations. So, there may be some scientific reason for the seasonal weight gain each winter, right? Sorry. Not the case. While the shorter days signal a time of shutting down or hi- bernation to the plant and animal world, less daylight only gives humans an easy excuse to stop that early morning jog or bike ride af- ter work. Studies indicate that even though humans' innate bio- logical clocks change accord- ing to the seasons, this oc- curs in only half of all people -- the half who happens to be women. Men appear to have more sensitivity to ar- tificial light and react less to seasonal changes, This could explain why more females suffer from seasonal affec- tire disorder, which is a type of depression that oc- curs during the long winter months. So if it isn't SAD that caus- es the typical weight gain and added insulation during the cold winter months, what is it? There's usually one reason for weight gain during winter months: we eat more and move around less. Because there are more daylight hours during sum- mer, you have greater op- portunity to be active out- side. The bright sunny days lure us to jog with friends, bike or go on long hikes. However, while the shorter daylight, hours definitely have an impact on our activ- ity level, we are still in con- BLOTTER, from page 3B his mother, who was having chest pains. The call was transferred to EPDH and Graeagle Fire was paged. Miscellaneous Friday, Oct. 1 Vandalism: In Portola, a deputy reported damage to a patrol vehicle parked at the substation. Saturday, Oct. 2 That's the Best Way to Deal with Someone You Think is Dri- ving Unsafely: In Greenville, a caller reported her daughter was driving down the road when a woman jumped out in the road. A deputy advised the person jumped out and yelled "slow down." Monday, Oct. 4 A Rising Tide Sinks All Cars: In Portola, a caller reported a wa- ter line broke and water was coming out from underneath the road. Information was given to the city of Portola. Tuesday, Oct. 5 Amber Alert: In Quincy, an Amber Alert out of Fresno was issued for an 8-year-old kidnappe d by a 25-year-old male. Information was given to all officers to be on the lookout. The victim was locat- ed and was safe. The suspect was still outstanding. Juvenile: In Quincy, a caller reported a student threatened a teacher. A sergeant report- ed issuing a citation for at- tempting to incite a fight on school property. Possible Arson Attempt: In La Porte, a caller reported an un- known person turned on all the burners to her barbecue at her vacation home. The caller requested the informa- tion be put on file. The caller was requesting a call from a deputy. A deputy advised the information was on file. Wednesday, Oct. 6 ...and That's How Easy it is to Write a Truck Commercial: In Delleker, a caller reported a small bear cub in the back of her pickup. The reporting party called back to advise a mama bear was now in the back of the truck with three cubs. A deputy and sergeant advised the bears were chased off. CHP REPORT Unknown object An undisclosed driver, 22, of Taylorsville, in a 1997 Jeep was traveling o SR-70 east of Belden Town Rd. at approxi- mately 45 mph. CHP reported the driver became distracted by an unknown object close to his face. As the driver at- tempted to remove the ob- ject, he allegedly crossed over the solid white line to the north of SR-70. The driver immediately turned the vehicle to the left crossing over both lanes of traffic. The unsafe turning movement caused tle left front of the vehicle to collide with the steel guardrail to the south of the roadway. After the collision, the left front of the vehicle remained resting against the steel guardrail with the rear of the vehicle blocking the east- bound lane of SR-70. The dri- ver was uninjured. Collision, Oct. 2 Michael Iman, 65, of Sier- raville was driving a 2009 Toyota Tundra and was in the parking lot of the Sier- ravile Country Store. Richard Coelho, 52,'of Lathrop was driving a 2004 Travel Now's the time to book your 2011 Alaska Cruise. Book eorly for the best dees Call Kathy or EvaLee at 800-859-8272 37140 Main St., Burney, CA 96013 CST#2012723-40 OLD COIN COLLECTIONS... Pre-1965 Silver Coins, 10k-24k Gold Paying $15 & up for pre-1921 silver dollars graded extra fine or better Paying $5 each for pre-1964 halves. FREE APPRAISALS , We come to you Over 20 years in coin business / " References available Call 530-589-3585 leave message or 530-370-0101 fo,. appointment i'.'. Jeep Liberty northbound on SR-89 at approximately 35 mph approaching Iman's lo- cation. As Iman was pulling out of the parking lot and attempt- ing.a left onto SR-89, he al- legedly failed to see Coelho approaching and pulled out in trent of Coeiho's vehicle. Coelho saw Iman pull out and attempted to avoid a col- lision by hitting the brakes, but Coelho's vehicle skidded and hit the front of Iman's vehicle. Both parties moved their vehicle off the roadway and there were no injuries. trol. It's a matter of balanc- ing calories eaten and calo- ries expended. Even though, most of us tend to eat more around hol- idays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is not a valid reason for gaining weight. Think about it: there are plenty of warm-weather holidays -- Easter, Memori- al Day, Independence Day and Labor Day -- that could easily pack on pounds. Yet during these warm-weather times, eating more is often balanced with increased ex- ercise and activity. One really big issue for most of us is that our auto- mobile gets more use (or ex- ercise) than we do. Add to that the fact that most Amer- icans (adults and children) watch three to five hours of television per day instead of engaging in exercise or physical activity, This re- treat into the seclusion of one's own home during leisure time generally in- creases as the temperatures decrease. Especially for those who are prone to feelings of lethargy during the cold winter months, exercise is the key to releasing "feel good" hormones in the body. Not only does physical activ- ity increase endorphins, which are associated with relaxation and meditation, but exercise also acts as a defense mechanism for those who are literally stressed out. When you exer- cise, your mind is focused on the activity, not the prob- lems you face. Yet you don't have to run miles to get this benefit. According to experts, we should strive to accumulate 30 minutes of moderate-in- tensity physical activity every day of the week or enough to burn about 200 calories (equal to a brisk two-mile walk). Not only will this exercise burn fat, it will also lower your choles- terol level, build muscle and bone density, and improve your mental health. Even if you didn't change , what you ate, yet burned an additional 200 calories a day, you would lose about 20 pounds in one year. That means you could lose five pounds this winter instead of gaining weight. Now, that's good news! Choose exercise activities that are pleasurable to you and that you will stick with. Keep in mind your personal fitnesS level, and vary the exercises to keep from get- ting bored. Doing the same exercise repeatedly is like having peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch -- it just gets old. If You enjoyed walking outside during the summer, consider joining an indoor aerobics class this winter. If you were passionate about mountain biking, try the cy- cling equipment at your lo- cal gym. Consider building your own indoor gym. Check the classified ad- vertisements for used exer- cise equipment such as treadmills or stationary bi- cycles. Or try home exercise videos. There are instruction- al videos for all levels of fit- ness. There are even free yo- ga tutorials on the Internet. Yes, there are no excuses! While 30 consecutive min- utes of moderate-intensi.ty exercise is optimal, new studies suggest you can get the same benefit from 10- minute segments of exercise three to four times a day. You could pop in your exer- cise video before work for a quick 10-minute workout, walk the stairs for 10 min- utes during your break, take a 10-minute jog around the block with your dog after work, then end your day with a 10-minute ride on your stationary bike while watching the evening news. No more blaming winter weather for your expanding waistline. If you need help getting started or finding new ways to exercise in: doors, talk to healthy friends and fit coworkers, check out a book from the library or pick up a magazine on your next shopping trip. And;if you're really ready for a big change, seek out a fitness professional to help you de- fine and meet your goals. Seize the day! CHP saving lives through awareness and enforcement California's has one of the highest seat belt compliance rates in the nation, 95.3 per- cent, compliance rate is ad- mirable. The California Highway Patrol has spent the last year focusing on the remain- ing population with a seat belt safety campaign aimed at encouraging Californians to secure themselves and their children inside their vehicle. "I am proud that Califor- nia has one of the highest seat belt compliance rates. The CHP and the law en- forcement community ap- plaud California motorists for their use of seat belts and child passenger safety wit I found this note in my daughter's backpack, he's just sixteen ... "1 don't want to do anything any other girl except you, Vm the only one that is - right for you, so don't mess around on me, OK? You wouldn't want to see me mad..." 1 couldn't believe my eyes, and this was .only half of it! What can I do? Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 for referrals and support. Crisis Line  Resource 283-4333 '="- Center (1-877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Have you bought a car, home, motorcycle, expensive jewelry or artwork? Don't forget to notify your insurance agent. J QUINCY S'USANVILLE P.O. 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The grant also funded training to certify CHP per- sonnel, as well as employees from allied agencies, to be- come child passenger safety technicians to inspect and issue car seats. "The message we want to share is that motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and injury for vehicle occupants of all age groups, regardless of gender or ethnicity," said Commissioner Farrow. "Seat belts and safety seats help increase your odds of surviving a collision." In addition to conducting community outreach and en- ! forcement activities to in- ! crease seat belt and child re- i straint usage, the grant's ! goal was to reduce the num- ber of fatalities and injuries in collisions. Final collision figures from the grant peri-, od will not be available until next year. "We hope those who haven't developed the habit of wearing the seat belt would understand their im- portance, just like the major- ity of Californians have," added Farrow. 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