Timer at JME

I have a problem now.I want to make player. Player have attributes such as life,Strong,etc. I plant to controll it's attribute with timer. The value of life will be decreased appropiate with time. I ms will decrease it's value 1 value of life. To implement it i plant to make timer. are  there any timer can be used at JME? 

Check out TimedLifeController. Or just use the jme Timer class.