The Cooper Institute
 

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

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Friday, Jan 06, 2017

What’s in a Name? “Ketogenic” Diets.

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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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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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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Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Agility Combos for Job-related Tasks

Is your agency utilizing agility, speed, power, coordination, and balance training? While typically thought of as skills for athletes, these components are especially important for the police officers as their job-related physical tasks require a high degree of neuromotor fitness. Some examples of these tasks would include: jumping over obstacles, lateral movements, sustained pursuit, jumping, balancing on one leg, etc. While it may seem like a lot of training to add into a training program that is already hard to fit in, all of these key components of neuromotor fitness can be combined into one quick obstacle course. Utilize these agility combos to ensure you are “fit for duty and fit for life”....

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Coaching for Change: Teacher or Coach?

Expand your reach and empower clients/students for greater change by adding coaching skills to your resume of teaching skills. Don’t believe the myth that you need at least 15 minutes or more in order to help someone move forward. Every encounter is an opportunity to help others take one more step toward meeting their goals....

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Friday, Oct 14, 2016

The Omega-3 Index: A Novel Way to Determine Cardiovascular Risk

You probably already know that omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils) are good for your heart and brain. In recent years, Dr. William Harris has developed a novel blood test known as the omega-3 index. We will discuss how the index is determined, as well as its implications for cardiovascular health in this article....

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Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Cardiovascular and Brain Health: How are They Related?

While we know quite a bit about the relationship between lifestyle habits and the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, much less is known about lifestyle and other aspects brain health such as cognitive function. This study examined the relationship between lifestyle and cognitive function among 3298 adult men and women, who underwent extensive testing at baseline. They were then followed for an average of 6 years, and then had the testing repeated....

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