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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 6, 20.17 138 t Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is hosting a Trail Day on Saturday, Sept. 9. Breakfast will be provided to volunteers at 8:30 a.m. and the trail work begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers meet at the Cascade Trailhead off Highway 70. This Trail Day offers options to volunteer on the Cascade Trail or at the new trail on Mt. Hough. For information, call Mandy Beatty at 517-8409. Unleashing body's ability to heal itself C-FOR.CE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS info@creators.com In recent weeks, my focus has been on modern medical practices in America. What I haven't mentioned is it's a field dominated by chronic and complex diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Aizheimer's. They account for roughly three-quarters of our current health care spending while lacking a clear link to a cause and cure. Today, no drug has proved to be completely safe and effective against Alzheimer's or in combating obesity-- diseases that, to a large extent, have been shown to be preventable, or slowed or even reversed through lifestyle change. Alternate medical practices that focus on unleashing the body's ability to heal itself have been slowly working their way into mainstream medical care. Today, wellness programs designed to ease stress and encourage healthy behaviors abound and are being seen by many clinicians and medical institutions as an important tool in slowing the growing epidemic of chronic disease. But we don't have to wait for these diseases to take hold and then try to manage them with drugs or even alternate treatments. We can instead make a commitment to focus on lowering the risk of these diseases before they take hold in the first place. If you are a smoker, stop. You've just taken one huge step in protecting your health. Next, improve your diet, exercise or move more and take measures to reduce your stress. If you do these things you will have gone a long way in protecting and restoring good health. People who follow healthy diets tend to lead longer, healthier lives. Supporting this idea is a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at 74,000 adults over a 12-year period. Those people who added in wholesome foods over time improved their chances of living longer. These improved chances pf living longer were achieved even ffparticipants didn't necessarily commit to making over their entire way of eating. According to the study, adding in any amount of healthy foods can help lower the risk of early death. improving diet by just 20 percent was linked to an B to 17 percent lower risk of premature death. In contrast, worsening diet quality was linked to a 6 to 12 percent increase in the risk of death. Improvements to diet included consuming more whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and fish. They also include eating less red and processed meats and drinking sugary beverages. "Our results highlight the long-term health benefits of improving diet quality with an emphasis on overall dietary patterns rather than on individual foods or nutrients," Frank Hu, professor and chair of the Harvard Chan School Department of NutrRion and senior author of the study told CBS News. "A healthy eating pattern can be adopted according to individuals' food and cultural preferences and health conditions. There is no one-size-fits-all diet." For optimal health, we also need to move. As headlines over the past two years have reminded us, sitting is the new smoking. It can be toxic to our health. What we are learning about working out is that if you don't receive a spark of joy from the workout, you'll stop doing it. People rarely exercise if they do not enjoy it. We also know that most of us spend much of our life indoors. Spending time in nature is good for our health. I've written about this subject in the past. Most of the history of our species was spent in environments that lacked buildings and walls. Our bodies are essentially wired to live in the natural world. The take away from this is that a walk in the woods or paths near home, especially a vigorous walk, could provide the mental boost we need to keep us moving. The practice developed by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture in the early 1990s called forest bathing is now beginning to catch on in this country. According to the Associations of Nature & Forest Therapy, they are in the process of training and certifying 250 new guides for the coming year. Health care providers are now being encouraged to incorporate forest therapy as a stress-reduction strategy. The aim of forest bathing is to slow down and become immersed in the experience. To take the time to tune into the smells, textm~s, tastes and sights of the forest. Some research suggests that trees release compounds into the forest air that are beneficial to humans. In 2009, Japanese scientists published a small study that found inhaling these tree-derived compounds (known as phytoncides) produced reduced concentrations of stress hormones in men and women. The experienoe also enhanced the activity of white-blood cells essential for good health and protection against illness and disease. Another study found inhalation of cedar wood oils led to a small reduction in blood pressure. This is significant when you consider that a 2015 study found work-related stress accounts for up to $190 billion in health care costs each year in this country. Write to Chuck Norris (#lfo@creators.com) with your questions about health and fitnsss. 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Noon at all sites. - L .. m --= =-- .-- m m =-- m --= .-- =-- d Wed, Sep 6 Cromberg: Plumas Libertarian party meets at Neighbor's Bar-B-Que, 58421 Highway 70, 6 p.m. Meeting is open to the public. For information or RSVP, call 575-5943. tO Portola: Car seat checkups. Free. Bring your vehicle, your car seat and your child to get inspected by a certified safety technician and learn how to secure children the right way, noon - 2 p.m., Plumas Rural ServicesNVIC offices, 171 Nevada St. Thu, Sep 7 Greenville: Car seat checkups. Free. Bring your vehicle, your car seat and your child to get inspected by a certified safety technician and learn how to secure children the right way, noon - 2 p.m., Indian Valley Community Center, 209 Crescent St. Quincy: Plumas County's Veterans Collaborative Meeting, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Quincy Veterans Hall, 274 Lawrence St. RSVPs appreciated: Ryrogers@PCBH.Services or 283-6307, ext 1202. Quincy Certified Farmers Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Dame Shirley Plaza. Live music by The Back 40. Last farmers market of season. Tai chi taught by Dave Schaffer, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Plumas County Library community room. For information, call 927-8057. Fri, Sep 8 .. Beckwourth: Romano's Certified Farmer's Market, Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sierra Valley Farms, 1329 County Rd. Visit sierravalleyfarms.com for information and upcoming events. Ends Sept. 15. Chester: Mt. Lassen Theatre shows the classic "Casablanca," 7 p.m., 200 Main St. $5 donation, children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. For information, call 258-3009. Sponsored by MLCC. Elks Lodge-Lake Almanor hosts Taco Night, 5:30 - 7 p.m., 164 Main St. Tickets available at door. Greenhorn: Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch features Friday Night All-You-Can-Eat BBQ & Entertainment, 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, every Friday through Sept. 29, 5 - 8:30 p.m. Ribs and Chicken. Vegetarian meal available with reservation. Reservations appreciated. For reservations or information, call 283-0930 or visit ~eenhornranch.com. Quincy: Main Street Artists Gallery, 436 Main St., hosts opening reception, S - 7 p.m., with artist Marc Ellen Hamel. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Fri - Sun, Sep 8 - 10 Chesten Forest Fire Lookout Association hosts Western Region Conference, incorporating numerous speakers, displays and tours of several Lassen National Forest lookouts. For ticket information, visit firelookout.org. Sat, Sep 9. Antelope Lake: Plumas National Forest sponsors Children's Fishing Derby featuring fishing contests, prizes, arts and crafts, educational and cultural activities and snacks. Register at 7:45 a.m. at Lost Cove. Calpine: Seventh annual Calpine Marketplace. Fun for the whole family, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. For information, call Cheri at 562-7736. Chester. 31st annual Street Rod Extravaganza, 7 a.m. Hot Car, truck and motorcycle event with entrants competing for prizes and awards and fun. Entrants pay small fee and public is invited free to view entrant's vehicles, enjoy the music and purchase food and drink. Highway 70 Canyon: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship hosts Trail Day: Breakfast 8:30 a.m., trail work 9 a.m. Meet at Cascade Trailhead. Option to volunteer on Cascade Trail or head up to new trail on Mt. Hough. For information, call Mafidy, 517-8409. Lake Almanor: Lake Almanor Christian School holds annual benefit dinner and auction, Lake Almanor Community Church, 2610 Highway A-13. Doo/s open at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. For information, call 596-4100. Portola: Eastern Plumas Health Care holds Health & Wellness Fair and PSREC's Community Expo at Plumas-Sierra REC annual Member Meeting, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 73233 Highway 70. Quincy: Main Street Girls Against MS sponsor TnT: Tacos and Tequila at Eastside Public House, 1760 E. Main St., 4 - 8 p.m. All funds raised go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For information, contact Kim Carroll at 249-2307. Taylorsville: End of Season Luau at Indian Valley Community Pool, beginning 5 p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Hawaiian pork tacos, fried rice, pineapple and almond coleslaw, fruit and dessert. Benefit for upkeep of the community pool. Sun, Sep 10 Beckwourth: Rotary Fly-In Pancake Breakfast at Nervino Airport features all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, with eggs, sausage links, coffee, juice and a special gin fizz booth, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Mon, Sep 11 Chester: Patriot Day remembrance ceremony at Chester Veterans Memorial at the Truman Collins Sports Complex on Meadow Brook Loop at 7 a.m. Quincy: Community Collaborative Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Victims Spaghetti Feed, 5 - 7 p.m., Eastside Public House, 1760 E. Main St. For information, call 283-9805. Tue, Sep 12 Chester: Diamonds in the Rough, a fundraiser for Katie Graveen to help with her medical bills, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Higgins Ranch, 800 Wagon Road. Tickets to the fundraiser are available at Lake Almanor Brokers, Coldwell Banker Kehr O'Brien or by calling 249-2516. Wed, Sep 13 Blairsden: Age Well, Live Well, 10:30 a.m. - noon, at MCRC, located at junction of highways 89 and 70 near Corner Barn. Nancy Presser, owner of Sacred Space Massage and Wellness Greenville, teaches three proven techniques to stop time from ravaging YOU - Body, Mind, Spirit. Wear loose comfortable clothing, bring water and an open mind. Clio: Nakoma Golf Resort hosts third annualcharitygolftournamentto raise moneyfor Portola High School. Forinformation, call Nakoma Pro Shop, 322-3333. Quincy: Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival at Town Hall Theatre, 469 Main St. Doors open 6 p.m., show begins 6:30 p.m. Evening includes 12 films, food, drinks and a prize drawing. Thu, Sep 14 Portola: Car seat checkups. Free. Bring your vehicle, your car seat and your child to get inspected by a certified safety technician and learn how to secure children the right way, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m, Plumas Rural Services/WIC offices, 171 Nevada St.. Fri, Sep 15 Beckwourth: Romano's Certified Farmer's Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Final of the season. Sierra Valley Farms, 1329 County Rd. Visit sierravalleyfarms.com for information and upcoming events. Eat farmers market of the season. Chester: Mt. Lassen Theatre shows "Boss Baby," 7 p.m., 200 Main St. $5 donation, children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. For information, call 258-3009. Sponsored by MLCC. Greenhorn: Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch features Friday Night All-You-Can-Eat BBQ & Entertainment, 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, every Friday through Sept. 29, 5 - 8:30 p.m. Ribs and Chicken. Vegetarian meal available with reservation. Reservations appreciated. For reservations or information, call 283-0930 or visit greenhornranch.com. Sat, Sep 16 Westwood: 2017 Great Sierra River Cleanup in the Almanor Basin. Almanor Recreation and Park District is calling for community volunteers to help clean up trash at popular recreation sites in the Westwood Area. Volunteers meet at Westwood Visitors Center, corner of Ash and 3rd streets, 9 a.m. - noon. Bring heavy work gloves, one or more five-gallon buckets, reusable water bottle, sunscreen and sun hat. Lunch is provided. To volunteer, RSVP to event coordinator David Slusher at dcslush@gmail.com, or call 258-7750; or Peggy Fulder at peggy_fulder@citlink.net. Phone: 251-6876. Sun, Sep 17 Clio: 13th annual Duffers for Dogs at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club. Charity golf tournament benefits High Sierra Animal Rescue, including 18 holes of golf, card, range balls, snacks, dinner and awards. For information contact HSAR at 832-4727 or visit HighSierraAnimaIRescue.org/events. Mon, Sep 18 Portola: Sierra Small Business Development Center hosts free business seminar titled "Start Up Boot Camp -- How to Start Your Own Business," 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Portola Wellness Center, 280 E. Sierra St. To learn more or to register for seminar, visit SierraSBDC.com or phone 582-5022. Wed, Sep 20 Blairsden: 20k Lives Senior Resource Group, nodn, at MCRC, located at junction of highways 89 and 70 near Corner Barn. This committee will meet at the Center in the morning to discuss implementing a user-friendly res*ource guide specifically for seniors. They will be staying on for the senior lunch and will be asking those in attendance for their feedback and suggestions. It's easy to include nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in the Plumas County Calendar of Events: ........ ...... ....... ........ it ........