Dr. Colberg talks about popular exercise programs and how people will start and stop them, and that they are not always effective. She says that the best exercise program is the one that the patient will actually do. It’s important to recommend something that’s fun, not too intense not likely to cause injury and can fit into their life without being excruciating. So if a 5 minute walk 10 times a day works, then they should do that. She also talks about developing her own exercise program and a study on improving balance in older people using the Wii Fit system and but notes that there is a lot already out there.
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?
- How can clinicians respond to patient excuses for not exercising?
- 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.