The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022

50 Years of Title IX: Spanning Beyond Sports to Improve Bone Health of Girls

As a nation full of soccer moms and dads can attest, the explosion of girls' and women's sports that resulted from the passage of Title IX has provided tremendous benefits for girls' physical, mental and social wellbeing....

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Monday, Jun 20, 2022

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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022

Is Handgrip Strength Related to Future Health Outcomes?

There are several different components of physical fitness; these include cardiorespiratory (aerobic) fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, and body weight status (e.g., BMI, percent body fat). Over the past few decades, it has become indisputable that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness are strongly related to a decreased risk of several adverse health outcomes....

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Thursday, Jun 02, 2022

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disease that destroys memory, thinking, and the ability to carry out daily activities....

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Is Muscular Strength a Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation in Older Adults?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat that is seen in clinical settings, and affects approximately 1% of the U.S. population....

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Monday, May 09, 2022

Women's and Girls' Access to Vision Care Affects Education and Livelihoods

Globally, women and girls have taken the brunt of the pandemic’s impact in multiple ways, but perhaps one of the most-documented is education....

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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

10,000 steps a day: does one goal fit all?

Over the past several years, it has been ingrained in our culture that the goal for people whose primary activity consists of walking is 10,000 steps per day. You may be surprised to learn that the origin of this recommendation is not completely clear, and little data exists to support this number....

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Monday, Apr 11, 2022

Viewpoint: Oklahoma can avoid being a top 10 obese state, but lawmakers need to act

Oklahoma lawmakers should send HB 2381 to the governor’s desk for his signature, which will create a healthy workforce, reduce health care cost and ensure a healthy Oklahoma....

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Friday, Apr 08, 2022

Physical Activity, Body Weight Status, and Serum Vitamin D Levels in Healthy Women: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

Cooper Institute researchers recently reported on 7553 healthy women who received a comprehensive physical exam at the Cooper Clinic between 2006 and 2018. Blood vitamin D level, physical activity level, and body weight status were assessed at the time of the exam....

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Friday, Apr 01, 2022

Meet the Dallas 500: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper

Originally posted on D Magazine https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2022/march/meet-the-dallas-500-dr-kenneth-h-cooper/...

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Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022

Dietary Carbohydrate: Facts and Misconceptions

The article discusses facts and misconceptions regarding dietary carbohydrate....

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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

High-Energy Protein Foods and Drinks: an Oxymoron?

Protein is one of 6 essential nutrients needed by the body for survival (the other 5 are carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water). Amino acids serve as the building blocks of the large and complex protein molecules that we consume in our diet....

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