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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 5B Q: I've heard that low serf- esteem not only is a social problem but also can trigger many physical health prob- lems. Is that true? --"Worried" Wyoming A: I can directly relate to this question and the many is- sues related to low serf-es- teem. Growing up, I was what you'd call "painfully shy." In high school, I would avoid asking a question in class or even giving a book report. For me, the pain was real and overwhelming. In spite of a debilitating sense of insecuri- ty, I managed to graduate. I soon enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed in Korea, I was introduced to the martial arts. Earning my black belt in the Korean form of karate changed my life. It started me on a path. It changed the way I saw myself, and within eight years, I was on top of the mar- tial arts world and a champion. I've tried to impart these lessons throughout my life. My wife, Gena, and I have seen firsthand the power of martial arts discipline through our foundation, Kick- Start Kids, which teaches the martial arts via a physical C-FORCE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS education curriculum in more than 46 Texas middle schools, serving more than 7,000 kids. It is a means t~or young people, many from broken homes and at risk, to reap the benefits of this training, helping them to crack the egg of insecurity -- by replacing the negative with positive -- and to move on to become successful in their own right. Though the focus on the is- sue of low serf-esteem tends to be on the mental health as- pects, research continues to find a definite link between negative emotions and physi- cal health. It is said that peo- ple who feel good about them- selves -- those who have a proper mental balance and be- lieve in their abilities -- have better overall biological function than people who constantly see things through a negative lens. Negative thoughts lead to negative stress, and the con- stant distress caused by this negativity can strain your body severely and lead to health issues. The negative emotions that come with low serf-esteem have been found to weaken the body's immune system and increase its levels of inflammation. These fac- tors have been associated with heart disease. Doctors al- so have found that people who are spiritually and mentally active, with high self-esteem, respond better to medical treatment than those who are racked with negativity. The sad truth is that people with severe serf-esteem prob- lems seem to have no incen- tive to care for themselves. They feel overwhelmed by fear and a belief that they are powerless to change anything in their world. Instead of ex- ercising and trying to im- prove their health and im- proving how they feel about themselves, they tend to re- main inactive and passive. Yet we know that just a modest program of physical lu pportun'ty liable Socks for Seniors is an an- niors can help connect with a and wife team. It has since nual community service pro- local senior community for grown to more than 250 cities ject through which volun- distributing the socks at the coast to coast. It is 100 percent teers organize collecting new end of the sock drive, volunteer based, and organiz- socks to be distributed to the All the drive coordinator ers neither take nor make elderly in local area nursing needs to do is decorate a box money from it. "We do not col- homes around the holidays, and find a location or loca- lect money, we collect socks!" The program began with tions for boxes. Socks for Se- Complete information is avail- Make A Difference Day on niors will also help promote able on Saturday, Oct. 27, and runs the sock drive. through Christmas. To collect socks for seniors Socks for Seniors is looking sign up at socksforseniors. for local area coordinators com/register.html. near Quincy to help with col- Socks for Seniors will stay lecting socks this year. in touch during the campaign Hosting a sock drive starts with updates and answers to with one person, one box, one questions. Coordinators also location. All the socks collect- receive an email with signs ed stay in the local area, go- and logos for the drive and ing to a nursing home, assist- other information. ed living center or other se- Socks for Seniors was start- nior community. Socks for Se- ed 11 years ago by a husband tpo d League meeting pos ne The League of Women Vot- English department, the de- ers of Plumas County has bate will highlight the posi- postponed its next meeting to tions and arguments of the De- Nov, 8. mocrats and the Republicans Instead, league members in this year's political arena. are encouraging all residents The local league v~ill an- to attend the Nov. 1 annual po- nounce the speaker and loca- PETER M. TALIA Attorney at Law 257-5199 ' litical debate at the Town Hall tion for its Nov. 8 meeting later. Theatre from 6 to 8:00 p.m.For more information call Sponsored by the college Joyce Scroggs at 283-0795. If you are ready to volunteer in Plumas or Sierra counties and don't know where to start looking, Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for referrals. Crisis Line Resource 283-4333 Center 1,877-332-2754 or' 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Mediated Civil Dispute Resolution Estate Planning and Probate Business Planning and Real Estate Susanville T' TTT: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 22 ..... 22 ........ : exercise can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes significantly. It can help pre- vent hypertension and the emergence of diabetes and osteoporosis in adults. In children, physical fitness has been not only shown as one means of addressing the obesity epidemic but also as- sociated with higher achievement. Unfortunately, increasing a person's self-esteem is not as easy as exercising and repeating positive affirma- tions over and over again. The hard, disciplined work of challenging and chang- ing the self-critical thoughts that caused the problem in the first place is essential. It is easier said than done. One of the biggest stumbling blocks in dealing with the problem is the fact that the term "low serf-esteem" is only a popular description of the way ' a person thinks or feels about himself or herself. It is not an official diagnosis of a mental health problem. This seems to be in great measure part of the problem in effectively dealing with the mental and physical health problems associated with low serf-esteem. For example, though a recent Vanderbilt University study was able to reinforce the idea that there is a relationship be- tween serf-esteem and eating disorders, the researchers were not able to show that eating dis- orders caused by low serf-es- teem can be treated or even pre- vented. The study concluded that the direction needed is to- ward solutions rather than more analysis of the problem. Given the magnitude of the is- sue of often-debilitating low self-esteem in our often-trou- bling and complex society, it is hard to argue with that thought. For more information on KickStart Kids, go to kick Write to Chuck Norris (info@ creators.corn) with questions about health and fitness. Copyright 2012 Chuck Norris Distributed by Paid Political Advertisement PLUMAS COUNTY DEMOCRATS ENDORSE p-w BARACK OBAMA and JOSEPH BIDEN for President and Vice-President DIANNE FEINSTEIN for U.S. Senator JIM REED for U.S. Representative, 1 st Congressional District JULIE GRIFFITH-FLATTER for State Senate 1- ~--L-l-I.-I.- 1- I.- ] K l-I~-I J LI l- ~--IZ -~-- Z-~-Z- ~l CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSEMENTS i | I W i YES on Proposition 30 Temporary increase of taxes, mainly to pay for education programs. NO on Proposition 31 Questionable provisions, promising significant legal uncertainty and litigation, concerning state and local government budgeting. NO on Proposition 32 Bans payroll deductions for political giving for union members but not corporations. 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