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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.

Working with Diabetic Athletes: Part 1

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Many people with type 1 diabetes and other insulin users are engaged in physically demanding exercise programs. These two things Insulin and Exercise can be a deadly combination for our patients. This week Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM brings us part 1 of a series on Working with Diabetic Athletes

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Finding the Motivation to Start or Keep Exercising

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According to Dr. Sheri Colberg, “The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again, but expecting different results every time.” But when it comes to physical activity or exercise this statement is not true. Learn how to help your patients become insane about physical activity.

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Secret #27: Make It Strenuous

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Excerpted from 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes   By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM     There are certain benefits to be had from doing more intense exercise that some old-timers have recognized. Increasing exercise intensity even briefly works for everyone. For instance, in one study, unfit …

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Keeping Your Mind Active

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Researchers have concluded that your diet does play a role in preserving your mental function as you age, and so do health conditions. Dr. Sheri Colberg, author of The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan: Living Well and Being Fit with Diabetes, has found that diabetes can also affect mental function. …

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