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Page Golden Valley News March 18, 2021 Motivate yourself with a fitness buddy I have watched an ongoing fash- ion parade in the late winter and early spring as I looked out the window of our home office. I have seen fashionistas walk by in bright pink coats, camouflage vests and argyle sweaters. One of the fashionable walkers was wearing pants. One day I observed brightly col- ored boots on four small feet trot by. The dog didn’t look embarrassed about wearing day-glow orange boots. My dogs would not have been patient with foot attire or pants, for that matter. , I decided our three dogs were a little behind the times fashionwise during the cold stretch. The ther- mometer dipped to minus 20 for a while, so they needed some warm clothes, I reasoned. I picked up some end—of-the- season handsome sweaters. r Chester was not impressed with his new sweater. We found it in a snowbank in the backyard. The weather has warmed. Based on the foot traffic, I think our neigh— borhood pet population has grown Considerably in the past year. i According to some reports, pet adoption jumped significantly as people spent more time at home dur- ing the past year. " Some pet rescues saw an increase in the pet adoption rate of 40%. Many people embraced the com- panionship of a trusted furry side- kick. Shelters often could not keep up with demand, even as other peo-, ple abandoned pets due to personal budget issues. ‘ As people have stayed inside, pets and humans have gained weight. “The pandemic 15” is frequently cited as an issue that has arisen dur- ing the past year. One of my buddies, Louis the dachshund, gained nearly 2 pounds. That would be like an average adult gaining 15 pounds. : After that revelation by our vet, Louis is on a weight-management diet. I changed his food—scoop size from one-half cup to one-third cup. He will be spending more time in the backyard and on walks in the warmer weather. ful when processing absentee bal— lots.” Roers said this bill will help ease pressure of counting and verifying Votes on election day when a large number of absentee ballots are re- ceived. “That is the intent, to do it right the first time rather than rushing through it,” she said. ‘ Burleigh County Election Man- ager Erika White testified ‘in favor of the bill during its first hearing in J an- uary. “Counties are seeing an in- crease in non-traditional voting methods, such as early voting and ab- sentee voting,” she said. “Between the 2014 and 2016 general election we saw a 12% increase in absentee ballots, and between the 2016 and 2018 we saw a 22% increase.” White said she knew 2020 was an unprecedented year, but absentee voting in Burleigh County rose by . [144%. ~ “We expect our absentee ballot quantities to continue to increase,” she said. “Processing absentee ballots is quite the undertaking.” SB 2142 isscheduled to have its hearing at 9 am. on March 19. . Changing the number of days for early voting is another bill, HB 1373, ,still alive in the Senate. Introduced by Rep. Jim Kasper, R-Fargo, the bill Would reduce early voting from 15 days to nine business days prior to an election. “This is more an opportunity to give people an ability to make their final decision on how they wish to cast their ballot closer to that date,” he said. Rent this space for only a few dollars a . week. Call 872-3755 for more details today! { Julie Garden—Roan Food 3: Nutrition Spectator Unfortunately, he is on a medica— tion that makes him ravenously hun- gr)“ He wolfs down his food, then he tries to steal his canine brothers’ food. I keep them in separate places during feeding time, but Louis is sneaky. Being an amateur “dog dietitian” is a bit tricky. Having an exercise and diet buddy, whether human or animal, can help maintain the motivation to con- tinue to exercise and eat healthfully. Pets are good for our health, and they can promote increased physical activity. Researchers at Michigan State University reported that people who walked their dogs were 34% more likely to meet the national physical activity goals. In fact, dog owners, on average, accumulated 60 minutes more physical activity per week than those without dogs. Not everyone, of course, wants to take on the responsibility of pet own- ership. If you decide to adopt a pet, be sure to consider your own cir— cumstances. Do you have enough space, time and money to house, feed and medically care for a pet? Of course, you do not need a pet on a leash to propel you down the sidewalk. A human walking compan- ion also works well. Or put in some ear buds and listen to tunes on a soli- tary walk. Having a buddy who is more fit than you can increase your workout time and intensity by 200%, accord- ing to another Michigan study. Walking can energize you and lift your mood while strengthening bones and toning your muscles. Walking can reduce your blood pres- sure and reduce your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Getting more physical activity can reduce your risk for some forms of cancer. Physical activity can help im- prove our mental health and help us sleep better. Agenda (Continued from Page 1) Kasper added that it was also to get back to the tradition of voting on election day. \ When asked by a member of the House Government and Veterans Af- fairs Committee in January if he thought this bill would make it harder for citizens to vote, Kasper said he didn’t believe so. “The intent of this is not to disen- franchise or make it more difficult for people to vote, it is just squeezing the time down a little bit,” he said. The bill passed resoundingly in the House in February, by a vote of 78-13, with the votes against coming from the House Democrats. HB 1373 has a hearing scheduled Pets are good for our health, and they can promote in- creased physical activity. (Courtesy Photo) Fitness experts suggest that we aim for 30 minutes of moderate phys- ical activity on most days of the week. These are some tips adapted from the Weight Information Net- work, an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Di- gestive and Kidney Diseases. Check with your health-care provider before making major lifestyle changes. , 0 Choose a safe place to walk. Find a partner to encourage and sup- port each other. . Wear shoes with proper arch support, a firm heel and thick, flexi— ble soles. When you buy shoes, be sure to walk around the store before you take them home. Try to buy your shoes late in the day when your feet are at their largest. 0 Wear clothes that keep you dry and comfortable. ' Divide your walk into three parts. First, warm up slowly and then increase your speed to a brisk walk. Walk fast enough to elevate your heart rate while still being able to speak comfortably, concentrate, and breathe without effort. Finally, cool down afteryour walk. - Break up your walk into multi- ple sessions throughout the day if you have a busy schedule. Be sure each session is at least 10 minutes long. 0 Set goals and reward yourself for your progress. Instead of splurging on a calorie-dense treat, see a movie, . read a magazine or take time to do something else you enjoy. 0 Keep track of your progress with a walking journal, log or calendar. Record the date, time and distance. for 9:30 am. on March 19 in the Sen— ate, and Vedaa said he was intereSted in the arguments for changing the number of days. “I didn’t have a problem with 15,” he said, but he will “listen to see why” the change was proposed. The Senate overwhelmingly re- jected HB 1238 on March 10, after the bill had narrowly passed’i'n the House last month. That bill, also in- troduced by Kasper, had to do with polling places on election day. Sen. Scott Meyer, R—Grand Forks, told the Senate, according to the secretary of state’s office and county auditors, re— districting later this year would make the bill’s provisions unnecessary. Voters of Billings County: Thank you for electing new Billings County commissioners. Please ask them to stop the bridge to nowhere across the Little Missouri River. Eminent domain will be used, since neither the Shorts nor Mossers want the bridge, which will be on their land. scheduled for April 6. A decision has been There is no need .for the bridge!! For emer- gency purposes, there are good roads on either side of the Little Missouri River that lead to In- terstate 94 and Medora or Beach. We the taxpayers of Billings County will pay an additional $17 million for the bridge. (No roads have been included in this cost). State and federal funding has been denied. This is about $54,540 per household. Please contact your commissioners to let them know you are not in favor of this. Thank you. Sandy Short & Family (Ad paid for by Sandy Short and Family) The Manor has been diligently trying to keep our COVID-l9 num- bers down after we received word that we had a positive case the week of March 1. Meals have once again been brought into the residents' rooms in order to protect the resi— dents from exposure. Activities have been put on hold until we get two rounds of negatives and then we hope things will resume to our new normal. Residents have been isolating and on Tuesday morning, at 10 a.m., residents and staff were once again tested for COVID. We are waiting for our results. No news is usually good news in this gars that they stand out in the freez- ing cold to smoke them like you do with cigarettes,” Ruby said. “Gener— , ally, it is something people do when they’re at the lake or on the golf course. It’s something that is not quite the same usage as other to- bacco products .” While cigars are used more recre- ationally, Sanford Pediatrician Vanessa Nelson said when it comes to nicotine content, cigars can be as dangerous as cigarettes. “Cigars actually can have signif- icantly more nicotine than cigarettes do, which is the main addictive and cancer-causing agent,” Nelson said. With the bill requiring lounges to have a humidor and ventilation sys- tem, Ruby said he is hopeful that the bill will have good support and do case. The residents have been able to walk the halls and even better, take a stroll outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Any outing feels like a little va- cation and freedom from their four walls. Due to this fact, I encourage anyone who is able to write them a letter or dial up their phone number for a little chat, to consider doing just that. This small act of kindness would be such a huge blessing for them all. Isolation and stress are very real and are taking a heavy toll on us all. Emotional support seems to be what we can offer now. Posi- tive trends are appearing. We have Bill (Continued from Page 1) well on the Senate floor. However, those opposing the bill say ventilation alone is not enough since air cleaning systems cannot re— move the smaller particles found in secondhand smoke. “That’s an opinion that comes from the US. Surgeon General and the World Health Organization Nelson said. “They’ve all very much taken a stance that ventilation does— n't protect people from secondhand smoke.” Ruby said the bill is not a'slip— pery slope and that he has no inten- tion of permitting more smoking in the future. Since it is a legal prod— uct, he said it should be up to indi- viduals to decide whether they want to take that risk. “Nobody is denying'that cigars seen the decline in new cases of COVID and the acceleration of vac— cinations, but we still need to be very vigilant. Our number of residents is de- clining, and we are having to say some hard goodbyes to our loved residents. This job has many bless- ings but it also can be a struggle; when our loved ones get sick, we all suffer. We look forward to bet- ter days ahead, resuming activities and greeting our friends as they open their doors once again to’ all that the Manor has to offer. Have a wonderful week every- one! are a risk just like any tobacco prod— uct, but so is alcohol and fatty foods,” Ruby said. “Our risks are numerous and people have a right to decide which ones they want to ac— cept and be involved with. I think we’ve addressed all of the concerns that most people would have other than that they just don‘t want people smoking anything. We might just have to agree to disagree on that point.” Jensen said the coalition will continue to oppose the bill to protect the public from the dangers of sec- ondhand smoke exposure. “I think it’s extremely important that people contact their senators if they feel passionately about this and ask them to uphold our current smoke-free law,” Jensen said. Second Amendment bills moving through Legislature By Brayden Zenker NDNA Education Foundation BISMARCK — North Dakota leg- islators have introduced a collection of bills this session aimed at preserv— ing gun rights in North Dakota, with some saying they fear new control measures from the Biden Adminis— tration. . One measure, HCR 3006, urges the federal government to protect Second Amendment rights. The res- olution states any restriction on pur- chases or possession of firearms or ammunition, including excessive taxes or fees, would violate the US. Constitution. Rep. Jeffery Magrum, R-Hazelton, is a sponsor. (I',ffIf they do attack the Second Amendment, I think there will be a lot of pushback,” Magrum said. “Not just from the state Legislature but from the people themselves.” . , HCR 3006 passed the House with a vote of 91 to 1, a result that didn’t surprise Sen. Howard Anderson Jr., R-Turtle Lake, another sponsor; of the resolution. “North Dakota is pretty Second Amendment friendly,” Anderson said. “Most of us are willing to do whatever we can to foster the Second Amendment.” Numerous other bills were intro— duced in the name of protecting Sec- ond Amendment rights. All passed in the House and await action in the Senate. - HB 1272 would remove federal laws and regulation on personal firearms, accessories and ammuni- tion that was made in the state and remains in the state. - HB 1396 would provide immu- nity against liability for physical or emotional injury, physical damage or death for firearm and ammunition manufacturers. , 0 HB 1297 would limit the penalty for possessing a firearm or dangerous weapon at a school or school-spon- sored event, a place of Worship or a publicly oWned and operated build- ing to a noncriminal offense with a fee of $50. HB 1282 would provide a path— 40 A h N N OVATI o N When Touchmark Founder and Chairman Werner G. Nistler. Jr. started his company in 1980, the concept of the vibrant, modern retirement community did not exist. By the time the industry came around to the idea, Touchmark was already laying its strong foundation that families have come to expect. 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