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 Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013: Introduction
- How can clinicians verify that patients are exercising as prescribed?
- Recommended apps
- Why keeping muscle mass is important for people with diabetes
- What should people drink during exercise?
- During intense exercise, how much carbohydrate should be consumed?
- For women with gestational diabetes, what is the best amount of exercise?
- How do exercise guidelines differ for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes?
- Are there any popular exercise programs that stand out?
- High-intensity exercise: good or bad?
- How do you keep up your physical activity during conferences?
Sheri 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.