Sheri Colberg's Past Columns
Dec. 2010 - Weight Gain
Why treating exercise-induced lows can lead to weight gain and how to prevent it.
Sept 2010 - A Little Nudge (to Exercise) Goes a Long Way
New study shows getting a reminder can enhance exercise compliance.
June 2010 - Get Moving with the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan
A new plan to promote exercise.
March 2010 - Oprah and Dr. Oz on Diabetes
Did Oprah and Dr. Oz really want to save your life, or just scare you to death?
Dec. 2009 - Low-Carb Eating and Exercise
Is performance compromised by menu choice?
Sept. 2009 - "Exercise Won't Make You Lose Weight," Or So Magazine Says
How to eat and still make your fitness goals.
June 2009 - Exercise Guidelines: One Trial Does Not Fit All
Deciphering how much and which exercises to do.
March 2009 - Aerobic Versus Anaerobic Exercise
What Is the Difference, and Why Does It Matter?
Dec. 2008 - What I Wish I Had Always Known about Exercise and Diabetes
From mood to muscles, fitness routine can help overall management.
Sept. 2008 - Erase Your Mistakes with Exercise
Get top secrets to living long and well with diabetes.
June 2008 - Exercising with Physical Disabilities
Limited mobility or a wheelchair is not an acceptable excuse for being completely inactive.
March 20008 - According to the Latest Research: Let Your Blood Sugars Rise…?
Tight blood sugar control still best method.
Dec. 2007 - Staying Fit
The latest on what you minimally need to do.
Sept. 2007 - Do Balance and Flexibility Training to Stay Younger
Special exercises helps muscles to regain strength.
June 2007 - Is Exercise a Concern When Using the Newest Diabetic Medications?
What you need to know to prevent hypoglycemia.
March 2007 - Break the Cycle
Why the people who need to exercise the most, don't.
Jan. 2007 - How to Jump Start Your Exercise Program
Getting started or restarted on the road to better health.
Nov. 2006 - Overcoming the Challenge of Exercising with Excess Body Weight or Arthritis
Start slow to regain your physical momentum.
Sept. 2006 - Pick Up the Pace
How to get the most out of the exercise you do.
July 2006 - Getting More Sensitive
How physical activity and other factors affect insulin action.
May 2006 - Interactions of Exercise and Diabetic Medications
How to avoid the common pitfalls.
March 2006 - Exercise for Your Mind
Why the benefits of physical activity extend to your mental function, too.
Jan. 2006 - A Longer and a Better Life with Diabetes
How physical activity can help you live long and well.
Dec. 2005 - Exercise Habits Should Start Early
Encouraging your child to be active now will pay off in the future.
Nov. 2005 - Finding the Motivation to Exercise
Tips to help you get and stay physically active.
Oct. 2005 - Exercise Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues
Controlling your weight and your blood sugars
Sept. 2005 - Walking It Off
Safe and effective aerobic exercise
Aug. 2005 - Pumping It Up
Overcoming resistance to strength training reaps major benefits.
July 2005 - The Fit Diabetic
Living well – and longer – with diabetes does not require major weight loss.
June 2005 - The Benefits of Unstructured Physical Activity
We all know we need to exercise more, but the sad truth is that it's just not happening.
May 2005 - Get Your Kids Moving, Too: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth
Today's sedentary lifestyle wreaking havoc on health of adolescents and teens.
April 2005 - Safe Exercise in the Summer Heat
Staying cool and hydrated key to exercising during warmer months.
March 2005 - Exercise as Diabetes "Medicine"
Physical activity linked to lowering risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Feb. 2005 - Get Moving: Tips for Getting Started on Your Exercise Program
Simple changes and a little exercise throughout the day add up to major health benefits over time.
Jan. 2005 - Exercise for a Healthy Heart
Low- and high-impact physical activities equally beneficial in combating heart disease.
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