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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 5B There are ways to reduce your stress during the holidays tion of the title prompts many Americans name money as don showed unmanaged stress them around for the good.habits -- No one is a master Of readers to want to scurry on- the number one factor that af- is six times more predictive of Reframing gives us the pow- stress. Practice makes perfect. line and find the wisdom fects their stress levels, cancer and heart disease than er to see the past and future in Practice the above tech- therein. Two-thirds of Americans smoking, high cholesterol lev- light of what good can come niques, as well as others, such The heightened levels of anx- say they are likely to seek els and high blood pressure, from them. as deep breathing, sitting in iety that we all feel during De- help for stress. In a Mayo Clinic study ofLaughing-- is still the best serene locations, working on :: L cember prompt that search-and- Stress can be caused by just people with heart disease, medicine. More than 2,000behavioral modifications and | fmd desire. In short, despite the about anything: relationships, stress was the strongest pre- years ago, the Good Book said, choosing to maintain a posi- F amazing festivities and the rea- moving, health, finances, em- dictor of future cardiac prob- "A merry heart is good medi- tive and optimistic attitude. son for the season, Christmas- ployment, retirement or just lems. clue, but depression drainsMost of all, when it comes to :, HEALTH AND time can be one of the most trying to figure out what to That is why Dr. Kenneth one's strength." Studies have stress, remember you're not FITNESS stressful times of the year. buy everyone for Christmas Cooper, founder of The Cooper shown that laughter lowers alone. The best of the best Of course, stress and anxi- without breaking your bank. Institute and famed "Father of stress hormones and increas- have faced some of the most CHUCK NORRIS ety are not partial to any sea- Outside sources triggeredAerobics," spoke for most oth- es feel-good hormones, anxious moments and comei: son of the year or life. A few some stresses; others we bring er health professionals when Forgiving-- when you are out the other side. ; Q: Chuck, the holidays years ago, a study by theon ourselves, he included Stress control hurt, intentionally or uninten- As Mother Teresa once might be joyous for most, but American Psychological Asso- Some stresses are good, among the constituents for tionally, offering mercy (unde- wisely said, "I know God will a they are one of the most stress- elation discovered: such as a wedding or a promo- building abetter you, "There served favor) and forgiveness not give me anything I can't ful times of the year for me. I Fifty-four percent of Ameri- tion. One recent study even are six components of well- (pardonable favor)will lower handle. I just wish that he can't go into details, but can cans are concerned about the showed that a manageable or ness: proper weight and diet, stress. To the contrary, harbor- didn't trust me so much." - you tell me what you do to level of stress in their every- mild amount of stress related proper exercise, breaking the ing bitterness actually produces minimize your yuletide anxi- day lives, to an active social life might smoking habit, control of alco- stress chemicals within us. Copyright 2010 Chuck Norris ety? -- Jerry F., Billings, Mont. Sixty-two percent of Ameri- aid in the reduction of cancer hol, stress management and Practicing stress-reducing Distributed by Creators.Corn A: Thomas Plante, Ph.D.,cans say work has a signifi- growth, periodic exams." :'! professor of psychology and cant impact on stress levels. Other stresses are bad, such Colbert recommends partic- director of the Spirituality Fifty-four percent of work- as the loss of employment, se- ular practices to lower bad and Health Institute at Santa ers are concerned about curity or a loved one. stress: Clara University, as well as an health problems caused byDr. Don Colbert cites a June Mindfulness -- letting go of adjunct clinical professor of stress. 2005 Wall Street Journal arti- present negative thoughts and psychiatry and behavioral sci- Forty-five percent of work- cle about how to live longer, finding something to enjoy or North State Assembly- advance notice prior to pa- ences at Stanford University ers list job insecurity as hay- which concludes that exces- think positive about in the man Dan Logue (R-Linda) role. In the case of Loren School of Medicine, wrote an ing a significant impact on sive stress "kills" people as present moment, has introduced AB 44, joint- Herzog, it was important to excellent article for Psycholo- work stress levels, much as poor health habits, Reframing-- learning to see ly authored by Logue and protect his victims and gy Today tiffed "7 Strategies to One in four workers have such as smoking, drinking al- the past and the future in a Assemblywoman Galgiani their family members as Survive Christmas with the taken a mental health day off cohol and not exercising, more positive light. Even when (D-Livingston), to protect well as those who testified Relatives." from work to cope with stress. Similarly, a multiple-year negative things happen, we counties from sudden re- against him in court. I'm certain the mere men- Seventy-three percent of study at the University of Lon- can take those times and turn lease of convicted felons in "In addition, there were their communities, many families who had "The citizens of Califor-loved ones who went miss- nia have a right to know. It ing, whose bodies were new- is in the interest of justice er found. They will never and public safety to let the know if their loved ones people have ample time and suffered at his hands," opportunity to voice their added Galgiani. concerns before a scheduled Logue and Gaigiani's bill The U.S. Bureau of Land fire crew and the Diamondajobs.opm.goV. Applicants June through mid-October,parole date," said Logue.would require the Califor- Management (BLM) is accept- Mountain Interagency Hot-should look for announce- "Our fire crews can be AB 44 was prompted by nia Department of Correc- ing applications for summer shots, merit numbers DOI-FIRE- called to fires anywhere in the the parole of Loren Herzog tions and Rehabilitation to to Lassen County earlier notify local law enforce- seasonal fire-fighting jobs on Also available are positions 20011-006 (engines, helitack West, and even across the ha- Northern California fire en- in the agency's hazardous fu- and fuels crews) and BLM- tion," Haug said. "When not thisyear, ment 60 days before the gine crews, a helicopter-borne els reduction program, which FIRE-2011-002 (Hotshots). working on fires, they can be Herzog, a felon suspectedscheduled release date, and focuses on projects to reduce "We recommend that people assigned to fire hazard reduc- of killing up to 22 people, no less than 30 days in the wildfire danger: apply early to have the best tion projects and natural re- was released on short no-event of unexpected To receive early considera- chance at landing one of these sources improvement work." tice to county law enforce- changes. I O n S tion, applications must be jobs," said BLM Northern Cal- Information on these jobs ismerit, prompting public out- Assemblyman Logue rep- filed over the Internet by Jan. ifornia district manager Nan- available from BLM field of.- cry and protests throughout resents the 3rd Assembly 25, 2011. The final application cy Haug. rices in Susanville (for Hot- the small community. District in the California deadline is March 30, 2011, for BLM's Northern Californiashots, helitack Ravendale and "The recent parole of ser- Legislature, which includes general fire fighting and fuels firefighters work at stations Susanville engines), 257-0456; ial killer Loren Herzogthe communities in Butte, crew jobs, and April 29 for po- in Susanville, Ravendale, A1- Alturas, 233-4666; Arcata (for demonstrated why it is so Lassen, Nevada, Placer, The Association of Con- sitions on the Hotshot crew. turas, Cedarville and King Range jobs), (707) 825- critically important for lo- Plumas, Sierra and Yuba cerned Theatre-goers is look- Job announcements includ-Whitethorn (King Range Na- 2300; or Cedarville, 279-6101. cal law enforcement tohave coumies ............ ...... ing for comics, ing the qualifications, salaries tibnal ConservationArea on .......... : ......... ~' ''~ ..... " .... ................. ....... :: :::::~