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Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM

Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM

(Advisory Board Member) Sheri Colberg, PhD, also known as Sheri Colberg-Ochs, is an author, exercise physiologist, and professor emerita of exercise science at Old Dominion University and a former adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, both in Norfolk, Virginia. Having earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, she has specialized in research on diabetes and exercise and healthy lifestyles and shaped physical activity recommendations for professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Diabetes Association, and American Association of Diabetes Educators. She has authored 11 books, along with 24 book chapters and more than 300 articles on physical activity, diabetes, healthy lifestyles, and aging. In addition to her educational website, Diabetes Motion (www.diabetesmotion.com), she is also the founder of an academy for fitness and other professionals seeking continuing education enabling them to effectively work with people with diabetes and exercise: Diabetes Motion Academy (www.dmacademy.com). These and her own website (www.shericolberg.com) offer additional information about being active with diabetes. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award.

How Old Are You Really?

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By Sheri Colberg, PhD Different tissues and organs change over time at varying rates, so enhancing their function will likely slow your rate of biological aging and, in some cases, even reverse it. Certain biomarkers of biological aging can let you know whether you’re doing better or worse than your …

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A Culture of Obesity? Time to Walk the Walk

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  By Sheri Colberg, PhD   In updating a chapter on exercise and diabetes for the American College of Sports Medicine, I came across a recently published article about the benefits of lifestyle modification for diabetes prevention. In this study by Djoussé and colleagues at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital …

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Don’t Let Your Scale Weight Get You Down

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  By Sheri Colberg, PhD   Most of the focus of diabetes management and prevention is on losing weight. However, I think that the emphasis on weight loss alone is misguided for several reasons, and we need to find a way to focus on beneficial changes in body composition instead …

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