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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.

The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Physical Activity for Competitive Athletes and People with Diabetes Alike

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By Sheri Colberg, PhD The buzz words these days when it comes to metabolic disease prevention are "antioxidant status" and "inflammation." We extoll the possible benefits of taking antioxidant supplements like vitamin E and alpha-lipoic acid to prevent cardiovascular, eye, and other diseases. We continually hear about how natural antioxidants …

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A Little Nudge (to Exercise) Goes a Long Way

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  By Sheri Colberg, PhD   Feeling frustrated about how to get your patients to engage in more regular physical activity? Apparently, the answer may be as simple as giving people a little reminder to do it on occasion. An article that appeared in May in the Wall Street Journal reported on …

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