Helping Patients See the Importance of Exercise

October 27, 2016
Adam Hochron

For patients living a sedentary lifestyle, adding a little extra physical activity can go a long way in improving their overall health.

For patients living a sedentary lifestyle, adding a little extra physical activity can go a long way in improving their overall health.

As she was working her way through the hallways and escalators at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA 2016) in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, said she saw people who were missing out on opportunities to get even a small amount of exercise between sessions. Whether it is standing up for a few minutes in the middle of the work day or finding an exercise program that works for them, Colberg-Ochs said when people find the right exercise, they are more likely to stick to it long-term as opposed to some of the others which may not be conducive to what they are looking to or are able to do.