Pat VanGalen

The Training Corner

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.

Training for the Long Haul

Q: About that health-span idea …. My take is that death is part of life. When my number is up, it’s up. I cannot buy into the unrelenting message of manic self-care in the pursuit of health, guaranteed safety [no such thing], and a 100-year lifespan as my sole purpose in life.

The Training Corner

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.

The Training Corner

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.

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