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    A2   Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Dalles Chronicle
Increasing your physical activity a worthy challenge
You know all the reasons
moving is good for you: it
strengthens your heart, keeps
your brain sharp and helps
maintain your weight. But
why is it always so hard to ac-
tually start? Are you too busy?
Afraid of falling? Too embar-
rassed to exercise in public?
Or just too tired? Well, you
are not alone. Only about half
of adults get the 150 minutes
per week of exercise the
Center for Disease Control
(CDC) recommends.
But now you won’t have
any excuses, because here
are six suggestions on how
to get moving from the AARP
Staying Sharp website:
1. Even though your body
constantly reminds you that
you’re no longer seventeen,
think back to when you were
younger and what physi-
cal activities you enjoyed.
Bicycling? Swimming?
Dancing? You’ll keep moving
if you enjoy what you’re
2. Start small. Remember
the saying: “How do you eat
an elephant? One bite at a
time.” Don’t worry about
meeting the CDC recommen-
dation when you start, just
your refrigerator to remind
yourself how you are doing.
5. Find someone to work
out with. You can hold each
other accountable and
encourage each other to do a
little more until you reach a
comfortable but challenging
level. Besides, it’s fun to work
out with a friend!
get started. If five minutes a
6. Double your pleasure
day gets you moving, do it.
Then add more the next week by doing purposeful tasks
until you reach a comfortable that can also increase your
physical activity: try walk-
level. The idea is to keep it
fun. You don’t want to reach ing your dog more often,
the point where exercise
volunteering to pick up trash
becomes a chore.
at a Blue Zone event or doing
3. Increase all the phys-
my laundry. (I can drop my
laundry off anytime that
ical activity you already do
works for you!)
that you don’t think of as
So remember what you
exercise—vacuuming or
once enjoyed, start small, ex-
laundry—and when it gets
warmer, plant a garden. And tend you non-exercise activ-
outside the home, take the
ities, measure your progress,
stairs instead of the elevator; get a buddy and exercise for
or walk inside instead of
a purpose. Then pull yourself
using the drive-through win- up off the couch and take that
first bite (or in this case your
dow. Easier doesn’t always
first step) because it doesn’t
mean better.
4. Use a pedometer or your matter where you start, it’s
phone’s step-counting app to where you finish that counts.
track your steps each week.
Then challenge yourself.
Try to increase the number
Every year I try to mention
of steps by 10 percent each
the Original Courthouse
week. Record the number on Regional History Forum
because they always have
such fascinating programs.
This year’s first program on
Feb. 1st is “From Radical
Idea to Ratification:
Women’s Voting Rights.”
The speaker is Janice Dilg,
the state coordinator for
an online resource for the
2020 centennial of the 19th
Amendment which extend-
ed voting rights to women.
She will tell the story of
Sylvia Thompson (D-The
Dalles), who introduced the
bill ratifying the amend-
ment in Oregon’s 1920
special session. The program
begins at 1:30 p.m. in the
upstairs courtroom of the
1859 courthouse behind
The Dalles Area Chamber of
Rhonda Spies, Lana Tepfer,
Julie Carter, Rhonda Austin,
Cheri Brent, and this week’s
winner of a quilt raffle ticket,
Dave Lutgens.
One last movie question
before the Academy Awards.
In 1957, David Lean won the
Best Director Oscar for the
film “The Bridge on the River
Kwai,” and five years later
he won his second Oscar for
Best Director. For this week’s
“Remember When” question,
what was the title of the epic
historical film he directed
about an English officer who
successfully united and led
diverse Arab tribes during
World War I in order to fight
the Turks? Email your answer
to mcseniorcenter@gmail.
com, leave a message at 541-
296-4788 or drop it off with a
map of the Ottoman Empire
For last week’s “Remember before World War I.
When” question I had to
check Wikipedia twice to
make sure I had the correct
Well, it’s been another
movie, because so many were
answering, “Guess Who’s
Coming to Dinner.” But the
correct answer is “Lilies of
the Field,” whose title came
from Matthew 6:27-33. I re-
ceived correct answers from
week, looking for the cherry
on top. Until we meet again,
start doing what you know
you can do.
“Never miss an opportu-
nity to make others happy,
even if you have to leave
them alone in order to do it.”
Author Unknown
Meals-on-Wheels dinner
is served at 12:00 at the Mid-
Columbia Senior Center.
Thursday (30): Turkey
(Music - Tom Graff)
Friday (31): Oven Fried
Monday (3): Hot Ham and
Cheese Sandwich
Tuesday (4): Chicken Pot
Wednesday (5): Parmesan
Chicken with Noodles
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Work underway on E. Scenic
E. Scenic Drive was closed to traffic Monday, Jan. 27,
and will not reopen for approximately 14 days as Crestline
Construction begins work on the E. Scenic Drive Stabilization,
Phase 2 Project for the City of The Dalles.
Work will take place on E. Scenic Drive approximately
300 feet east of Jefferson Street, between E. 16th Street and
Jefferson Street. Work days will be Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to
5 p.m., but the road will remain closed for the duration of the
project, which is expected to continue through Feb. 12.
This section of the road will be closed to all motorists, with
local access only provided to residents.
Detour routes to get to Columbia Gorge Community
College and Sorosis Park will be marked from Dry Hollow
Road to 19th Street and then on 18th Street to Jefferson
Street. This project is scheduled to end approximately Feb.
12. Motorists are encouraged to be alert to the traffic control
signs and drive with caution for the safety of the utility work-
ers, local residents, pedestrians and other motorists.
Communication expansion requested
An application has been received by the community devel-
opment department of the City of The Dalles to allow AT&T
to co-locate equipment on an existing wireless communica-
tion antenna. The antenna will extend approximately 6 feet
above the building located at 419 E. Seventh St. in The Dalles.
Application includes a request for an enclosed 20-by-20 foot
storage area. Questions regarding the application can be
addressed to Riley Marcus, associate planner, community
development department; 541-296-5481, ext. 1132; or email
Lot division sought
A request has been made to divide a 1.24-acre parcel into
64 to 80 lots of varying sizes. The property is located at 2845
E. 12th St., and is zoned high density residential. The appli-
cation was made to The Dalles’ community development
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department. Questions can be addressed to Joshua
Chandler, planner, community development department;
541-296-5481, ext. 1132; or email jchandler@ci.the-dalles.
Public hearing scheduled
The City of The Dalles Planning Commission will conduct
a quasijudicial public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m., in
the City Hall Council Chambers, 313 Court Street, The Dalles,
to gather information on a request to reduce a side yard
setback of 2.5 ft., and a rear yard setback reduction of 5 ft., a
50 percent reduction of both setbacks. The property is located
at 221 W. 15th Street, and is zoned high-density residential.
Applicant and property owners are Michael and Christine
Irish. Questions can be addressed to Riley Marcus, associate
planner; 541-296-5481, ext. 1132; or e-mail rmarcus@ci.the-
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