The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

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Monday, Mar 06, 2017

FitnessGram® in the Online Environment – How Does that Work?

With the growing trend of alternative options for receiving physical education credits, many schools, districts, and states are turning to online courses. The process of developing an online physical education course and integrating FitnessGram® assessments can be challenging, yet beneficial....

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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Dietary Cholesterol is no Longer a Concern?

Most of us are aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death among U.S. men and women. It is also indisputable that abnormal blood cholesterol level is one of the eight major risk factors for heart disease. While approximately 100 million Americans have abnormal blood cholesterol levels, many of them are not aware of the presence of this ticking time bomb....

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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

FitnessGram Testing with Large Groups

Administering the FitnessGram assessment when you have a large number of students may seem overwhelming at first, but thoughtful preparation greatly reduces challenges on test day....

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Friday, Feb 03, 2017

Berries: Superfoods for Preventing Heart Disease in Women

It’s no secret that plant-based foods are good for our health. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, and legumes are packed with nutrients, fiber, and phytochemicals (non-nutrients in plant foods that help to prevent disease)....

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Friday, Jan 06, 2017

What’s in a Name? “Ketogenic” Diet

The Internet and the public are buzzing about the latest dietary fad, the Ketogenic Diet. However, this not a new diet at all! Read more......

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Active

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

Does Pickle Juice Relieve Muscle Cramps?

Many exercisers promote the benefits of pickle juice for relieving muscle cramps but what does the scientific evidence say about pickle juice – if it works and how it works?...

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Fit Tips

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

How Much Protein Do You Need?

Excess protein can lead to increased body fat. Protein intake should be determined based on body weight and activity level....

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Does Physical Activity Relate to Cancer Risk?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. While much is known about the relationship between physical activity (PA) and heart disease risk, less is known about the relationship between PA and various types of cancer....

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

High Row Stability Progressions

Spice up your high pull exercises. Change the exercise position to modify or amplify basic exercises like the single-arm high row adding a core stability challenge....

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Partner Resistance Exercises

No equipment? No problem! In situations where equipment is scarce, you can still have a very effective workout by utilizing partner resistance training....

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Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016

Small Group Training with Various Fitness Levels

Small group training is a great way to expand your clientele and income. Offering a small group personal training session allows the trainer to schedule multiple clients for one time slot. It is likely that the trainer will experience a variety of fitness levels within one small group. Therefore, it is essential that the trainer know how to utilize appropriate modifications and amplifications in this setting....

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Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016

The Alkaline Diet: Help or Hype?

The latest diet craze claims that you can lose weight, have more energy, and prevent chronic disease by consuming more alkaline foods and fewer acidic foods. Does this sound too good to be true?...

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