It is well
documented that for every mile that you jog, you add one
minute to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to
spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $5000
My Grandmother started jogging 5 miles
a day when she turned 60. Now shes 97 and we
dont know where the heck she is.
I dont jog, it makes the ice jump
right out of my glass!
I like long walks, especially when they
are taken by people who annoy me.
The advantage of exercising every day
is that you die healthier.
I have to excersise early in the
morning, before my brain figures out what Im doing.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
BROKE HIS COLLAR
Ross Mizer of North
of Town Fell While Chasing a Mule.
Ross Mizer came to town this morning
with a broken collar bone. Drs. Thomas and Post set it
and put him in shape for recovery.
Mizer lives north of town, and is the
boy whom Ed Crump hit over the head with a brick a year
His collar bone was broken last week.
He started to catch a mule and fell on his head and
shoulder causing the fracture. He suffered little pain
and did not realize that any bone was broken until his
shoulder remained sore so long.
The fracture is at the outer end of the
bone and is a difficult one to readjust accurately,
especially after it had remained uncared for so long.
The Carthage City Council is
scheduled to vote this evening on the new solid
waste ordinance. The ordinance will finalize the
new mechanized pick up system and allow for a
fifty cent increase per month each year of the
five year contract with Allied Waste.
The system has actually been in
place for the last couple of weeks, but it has
not officially had the approval of the full
The Council is also scheduled
to vote on the second reading of a bill that
would amend the Annual Operating and Capital
budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget.
The agenda also includes a
scheduled vote on an ordinance to raise the fee
for disposing of computer monitors to thirty
The Carthage Water and Electric
Plant is recommending that the City adopts
standard specifications for sanitary sewer
extensions and improvements. An ordinance
adopting that recommendation will be in first
reading this evening.
Wearin a helmet while
ridin a bicycle just makes good sense.
Course growin up I never even
considered the idea. Didnt bother me
any. Didnt bother me any. Back then,
anyone fraid to take their lumps
didnt need ta be tacklin a two
wheeler. Ya might as well of had a set of
trainin wheels. If I ever had a helmet
on while peddlin a bike, I was on the
way to a neighborhood touch football game (at
least thats what our parents were told.
Typically there was plenty of real
tacklin goin on. Didnt
bother me any.)
The real bumps to the head
in my case were those times playin hide
and seek in the dark and runnin into
the clothsline pole. Only happened a couple a
times I can remember. Then the baseball bat
incident. Dont member that one
much either. The head is a terrible thing ta
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin,
Talkin, Talkin, . .
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To Your Good
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Levels Linked to Heart Disease
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My
31-year-old son-in-law is 6 feet tall, weighs 185
pounds and is in good physical condition. His
concern is triglycerides. His measure more than
600. His cholesterol is just a bit high. He eats
very healthily, with little fast food. He drinks
only diet soda and skim milk. He uses sugar
substitutes in his coffee. He eats much Indian
food. Any help is appreciated. -- B.W.
ANSWER: Total cholesterol, LDL
cholesterol (the bad kind) and HDL cholesterol
(the good kind) have star billing when it comes
to artery hardening and heart disease. The
spotlight has begun to shine on triglycerides,
and now they are sharing billing with
Triglycerides are fats. The
whitish, yellowish stuff you see in a cut of meat
is triglycerides. Guidelines tell us that a
triglyceride level below 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L)
is ideal; levels between 150 and 199 (1.7-2.2)
are borderline bad; levels from 200 to 499
(2.2-5.6) are bad, and anything over 500 (5.6) is
very bad. Your son-in-law is in the "very
For overweight people, weight
loss is the first step in bringing down
triglycerides. This doesnt apply to your
son-in-law. He should severely limit rapidly
absorbed carbohydrates, like sugar. They raise
triglycerides. He also should cut back on red
meat and full-fat dairy products. He has to steer
clear of trans fats, found in some commercially
prepared foods, particularly baked goods and many
fast-food deep-fried items. He has to limit
alcohol. Your son-in-law is doing all this, but
his levels still are too high.
Three hours of weekly exercise
can lower triglycerides. If this doesnt get
the job done, then he should consider the
medicine route. Niacin and gemfibrozil can bring
down the triglyceride reading.
Diabetes, a low output of
thyroid hormone, kidney disease and some
medicines like beta blockers and thiazide
diuretics raise triglyceride levels.
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