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About Lifelong Exercise Institute | LEI

Executive Director, Sheri Colberg, PhD

Mission: 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.

Goal: To be the premier resource for educational materials and take-charge, action plans with the potential for lifelong adherence to combat the health effects of diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyles.

Target Audiences: Individuals in their workplaces and communities; corporations concerned about the health of their employees; school systems interested in teaching health and wellness to their students; local governments; and the public at large.

Currently Offered and Upcoming Planned Services:
  • Free healthy living reports (via e-mail delivery)
  • Free educational articles and videos (on web site)
  • Personalized physical activity/exercise and fitness plans for beginners and current exercisers (available)
  • 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)


  • Executive Director: Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., is one of the top experts on exercise and its impact on diabetes, prediabetes, weight management, and healthy living. As Executive Director, she aims to impact the largest number of people living with unhealthy lifestyles and bodies through seminars, videos, educational articles and books, and easily-implemented, take-charge plans.

    If you have diabetes or prediabetes or just want to get healthier, you've come to the right place. Dr. Sheri has been living well with diabetes since 1968, and she researches it. Read more about her professional experience with diabetes, exercise, fitness, lifestyle changes, and more.

    Dr. Sheri Colberg is the author of The Diabetic Athlete (2001), Diabetes-Free Kids (2005/2nd Edition in 2012), The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan (2006), The Science of Staying Young (2007), 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes (2007), Biggest Loser Matt Hoover’s Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight (2008), The Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook (2008), Diabetes? No Problema (2009), Exercise and Diabetes (2013), and The Diabetes Breakthrough (2014). A coveted local, national, and international lecturer for medical and lay audiences, she is also the author of more than 250 educational and research articles on a variety of health topics published in journals, magazines, and newsletters such as Diabetes Care, Diabetes Health, Journal of Diabetes & Its Complications, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Diabetes Self-Management, International Journal of Obesity, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Journal of Applied Physiology, Diabetes In Control, dLife—For Your Diabetes Life, and TCOYD—Taking Control of Your Diabetes. She also represents the American Diabetes Association on the current creation of the National Physical Activity Plan (launched in 2010), and she took the lead on the joint 2010 position stand on "Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes" for the ADA and the American College of Sports Medicine. Read more about the secret to her success with diabetes.

    Check out Dr. Sheri's most recent books: Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician's Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity (2013), Diabetes? No Problema!: A Latino's Guide to Living Well with Diabetes (July 2009), Diabetic Athlete's Handbook: Your Guide to Peak Performance (2009), and Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight: Winner of "The Biggest Loser" TV Show! (2008). Also be on the lookout for her upcoming book, The Diabetes Breakthrough (2014).

    Read an article in USA Today about her book, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes.

    A consultant for many companies including Animas Corporation, Lifescan, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson company, Abbott Diabetes Care, Can-Am Care, Insulite Laboratories, and Numera|Social, she frequently has been quoted by the media in many articles in national newspapers and magazines. Her recent print interviews have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek International, Health Matters, Experience Life, Diabetes Positive, ABC News.com, Forbes, US News & World Report, Diabetes New Day, Diabetes Forecast, Barron’s News, Diabetes Living, Health, and more. She has also spread the word about the importance of lifelong exercise through podcasts, frequent radio interviews, and local and national TV appearances, most recently including “TCOYD TV,” “The 700 Club,” “Living the Life,” “dLife TV,” WebMD, and on over 15 morning TV news shows via satellite.

    Why LEI? The Lifelong Exercise Institute was founded by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., one of the top experts on exercise and its health implications, particularly for anyone living with metabolic conditions like diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity. This information is shared through the educational materials and video and other programs offered through the LEI. With LEI, there are no gimmicks and no supplements to buy, just a wealth of information, tools, and easily-implemented plans that people can use to reclaim their health, live long and well, and to enhance their lifelong work productivity, with a minimum of time and effort.


    About LEI
    "Fit Brain, Fit Body!" Programs
    Articles and Resources
    Information Videos
    Virtual Classes
    Seminars and Webinars
    Reports, Programs, and Books:

    Test Your Fitness IQ

    5 Free Healthy Living Reports

    Diabetes Fitness/Lifestyle Programs

    The Diabetic Athlete
    Diabetes-Free Kids (New edition)
    The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan
    The Science of Staying Young
    50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes
    Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight
    Diabetic Athlete's Handbook
    Diabetes? No Problema!
    Exercise and Diabetes
    The Diabetes Breakthrough

    Fitness program tools and resources

    Frequent online exercise columns



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