Q: Hi Pat! I am sick and tired of my family members and friends telling me to slow down.
Q: Hi Pat! Do I really NEED to lift weights?
Q: Hi Pat! Should I lose weight? Do I NEED to?
Q: Hi Pat! Meet Mindy, the train wreck. When I read your columns, I think “Come on, Mindy, get your act together. You’re only 42 years old.” I have so many issues that I don’t know where to start. I am borderline on everything; BP, lipids, inflammation, glucose and A1c, that diabetes thing.
Q: I’m done with New Year’s Resolutions. 2021 is here, and I am full of optimism. However, I am in the same predicament that I have been in for the last 20 years. I resolve to lose 15 pounds and exercise more. I go all-out for the month of January with strict dieting and five workouts per week.
Q: The Holiday stretch … Over the past year, I have lost 25 pounds, and have kept it off since September. I quit eating the 5 C’s of chips, cookies-cakes, candy, colas [sodas], creams [dips, ice cream], and shifted towards a Mediterranean style of eating.
Q: : I am a cardio animal, and have been running for years, primarily indoors on a treadmill, until I moved here. Now I can run, hike, bike and ski outdoors. I really enjoy the sweat and heart-pump I receive when running for 30-40 straight minutes. I strengthtrain twice a week at home, too.
Q: I am not a gym, group exercise or tights fan, but I need some coaching. Any advice for me?
Q: Is physical labor enough?
Q: Is it true that you cannot out-train a bad diet? Or a BIG healthy diet? I have an active job, and train 3X/ week pretty hard, but can’t seem to move my belt notch. I am stronger and suck less wind, but still carry an extra 30 pounds. Any practical tips? Joe, 45