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Sheri Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013, Q8: How can clinicians respond to patient excuses for not exercising?

Dr. Colberg focuses in on some of the excuses patients come up with on why they can’t exercise. However, she says that in almost every case, there are ways to get around the sometimes serious obstacles patients face. There are non-weight bearing activities that are pool-based for example. Physical activity comes in all sorts of forms including forms that we don’t always think of as serious exercise such as dancing. Not everything has to be done in a gym setting either. All forms of physical activity should be considered when looking for ways to increase patient activity.

More videos in this series with Dr. Colberg:

 

Sheri_ColbergSheri Colberg, PhD, is an author, exercise physiologist, and professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University and 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 specializes in research on diabetes and exercise and continues to conduct extensive clinical research specifically in Type 2 diabetes and exercise with funding from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), NIH, and others. She has authored eight books, along with more than 175 research and educational articles on physical activity, diabetes, healthy lifestyles, and aging. More information is available about Dr. Colberg at www.shericolberg.com.

Diabetes In Control is honored to have Dr. Colberg as a member of our Advisory Board and frequent contributor to our newsletter. You can find her articles here.