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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Hungry? Go Take a Hike!

Speaking of resolutions, how about the seemingly universal goal to drop a few pounds and/or exercise more?  How's that going for you?  I've stopped making it a yearly resolution and am resigned to the fact that it is instead a daily, year-round battle!

But I've got good news in my battle: I can combat my 5 pm craving with a brisk 15 minute walk.  The New York Times recently reported: "As far as weight-loss strategies go, it is not the most glamorous, but studies have found that a brisk walk around the block can significantly dampen cravings, whether the urge for junk food or the desire to light up a cigarette."

So, in order to keep myself from eating that chocolate bar while waiting for the bus after work, I'm going to walk a few extra blocks to a farther stop and keep that weight at bay!