News and Upcoming Events
Sheri Colberg-Ochs, Author of Books on Exercise & Diabetes
Lifelong Exercise Institute Events:
Dr. Sheri's sister organization, the Lifelong Exercise Institute, is offering 5 FREE Healthy Living Reports, delivered weekly to your e-mail inbox. These free reports cover the gamut from demystifying physical activity myths, to giving you tips on easy weight loss tips, how to eat healthy on a budget, how to do 10 easy core training exercises to keep you strong and fit, and how to assess how well you are really aging. Sign up today to start receiving them!
The Lifelong Exercise Institute is now offering 52-week "Fit Brain, Fit Body!" fitness/lifestyle programs delivered to your e-mail inbox at a total cost of less than a dollar per week. Can you really afford not to sign up? Watch the introductory video on the program page for more information.
The Lifelong Exercise Institute partnered with Insulite Laboratories to offer its exercise programming as part of their diabetes program. Visit their site to view their Advanced Diabetes Management Program, as well as their other programs for pre-diabetes, PCOS, metabolic syndrome, and weight loss here.
Recent books by Dr. Sheri:
The Diabetes Breakthrough: A Scientifically Proven Program to Lose Weight and Cut Medications
Who would ever have imagined that the often relentless progression of a chronic disease like type 2 diabetes can be stopped or reversed? This groundbreaking weight loss program for people with diabetes is based on the Joslin Diabetes Center's successful and proven Why WAIT program and is your key to losing weight for good, cutting medications, and finally reclaiming your health--in just 12 weeks.
Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician's Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity
Everyone needs to exercise for better health, but not all professionals know how to prescribe exercise for people with diabetes. This comprehensive guide for health care and fitness professionals is a case-study based guide to helping your patients/clients exercise safely and effectively with diabetes, whether they're young, old, type 1, type 2, pregnant, arthritic, or burdened with a diabetes-related health complication.
Diabetes-Free Kids: A Take-Charge Plan for Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Youth
This updated and expanded edition contains a wealth of practical information to help parents get their children to safely and effectively lose weight and lower their blood glucose levels—and possibly even reverse diabetes for good.
Diabetes? No Problema!: A Latino's Guide to Living Well with Diabetes!
This comprehensive diabetes management book is the ultimate guide to living long and well with diabetes or preventing it if you're Latino/Hispanic. Co-authored with Mexico-born and trained diabetes physician, Dr. Leonal Villa-Caballero, who heads the Latino diabetes intitiative for "Taking Control of Your Diabetes" in San Diego. Foreword by Latina celebrity Chef LaLa, an author of healthy Latin cuisine cookbooks and diabetes advocate for the Latino community.
Diabetic Athlete's Handbook: Your Guide to Peak Performance.
This book for the active person with any type of diabetes contains entirely new athlete examples from over 350 diabetic exercisers, an additional 15 sports and activities (bringing the new total to over 100), examples from type 1, 1.5, and 2 diabetic athletes using the newest medications and regiments, brand new chapters on thinking like an athlete and sports injury treatment and prevention, 10 athlete profiles (including ones on a pro surfer, pro snowboarder, dog musher, ultra-distance runner, travel soccer kid, 95-year old Senior Olympian, mountaineer, elite cyclist, etc.), along with the latest research on diabetes and exercise, fitness, nutrition, and more. A must-have book for anyone who exercises with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight: Winner of "The Biggest Loser" TV Show!.
This "Biggest Loser" weight loss guide is the ultimate story about weight loss by someone who struggled with it himself--in front of a national TV audience. Filled with funny stories about Matt's experiences and plenty of "Fact or Fiction" mythbusters and other proven tips from exercise physiologist Dr. Sheri Colberg, this book is certain to convince you that if Matt Hoover can lose weight and keep it off, you can, too.
Just released book co-authored by Dr. Sheri:
The Diabetes Breakthrough: A Scientifically Proven Plan to Lose Weight and Cut Medications
Co-written with Dr. Osama Hamdy of Harvard Medical School and based on the Joslin Diabetes Center’s successful and proven “Why WAIT” program, this groundbreaking weight loss plan for people with diabetes is your key to losing weight for good, cutting medications, and finally reclaiming your health--in just 12 weeks!
Exercise-Related Events of Interest:
Launch of the Lifelong Exercise Institute, the mission of which is to improve the health of anyone suffering from diabetes, pre-diabetes, or obesity, and to enhance lifelong health with physical activity and related lifestyle improvements. Its goal is to be the premier resource for education and action plans to promote lifelong lifestyle changes that combat the health effects of diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyles.
It is offering services like the following:
Free healthy living reports (via e-mail delivery)
Free educational articles and videos (on web site)
"Fit Brain, Fit Body!" Fitness/Lifestyle Programs for beginners and current exercisers
Corporate consulting (educational programs for employees at their workplaces)
Seminars conducted on location and via the internet or purchased CDs (coming soon)
Webinars associated with TV programming (coming soon)
Information about safe exercise with health issues (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, and more)
Get involved with the National Physical Activity Plan launched in 2010! The Plan is closely allied with first lady, Michelle Obama's, efforts to prevention obesity in children called "Let's Move." To find out more about the Plan and how to get involved, visit their web site at www.physicalactivityplan.org.
The American College of Sports Medicine launched its "Exercise Is Medicine" campaign in the United States. Learn more about the notewothy "Exercise Is Medicine" campaign and how to get yourself or your organization involved in spreading the word about the health benefits of physical activity and fitness.