The Cooper Institute
 

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

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Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Physical Activity vs. Physical Fitness: Which is More Important?

While many people assume that physical activity and physical fitness are either the same thing or are very closely correlated, this is not the case. We will examine the differences between the two, then report on which on is a better predictor of cardiovascular mortality....

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Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Plantar Fasciitis: Prevention and Recovery

Plantar fasciitis is the most common source of heel pain. Utilize these strategies to prevent and recovery from this common injury....

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Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Decrease Your Cardiovascular Disease Risk! Life’s Simple 7

The American Heart Association has developed 7 easy to understand recommendations that aim to improve cardiovascular health and decrease unnecessary and premature cardiovascular morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) in the U.S. by 20% by the year 2020. These recommendations, known as Life’s Simple 7 are discussed....

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Glute Bridge with Mini-band

Muscle imbalances in the hips and core can contribute to low back pain. This version of the glute bridge not only strengthens the often weak gluteus maximus but also engages the hip abductor muscles that keep the hips and knees aligned during squatting movements....

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Are Tight Hip Flexors Contributing to Your Low Back Pain?

Prolonged sitting and activities like jogging and cycling can lead to tight hip flexors and muscle imbalances which contribute to low back pain. Learn to release tight hip flexors using a medicine ball followed by static stretching to increase range of motion....

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Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Interval Training: Not Only for the Athlete

Is it time to mix up your workout program with some interval training? It’s not just for improving athletic performance. It can also be used to improve body composition and blood glucose levels. Learn how to design interval training programs to meet your needs....

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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

Are Healthful Foods at the Grocery Store Always More Expensive Than Less Healthful Items?

If we are conscious of a health behavior that needs to be changed, our readiness to make that change depends upon what we see as the benefits and barriers (obstacles) to making the change. One common barrier to changing dietary behaviors is the perception that more healthful items at the grocery store are significantly more expensive than their less healthful counterparts....

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Michael Harper, MEd
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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

Battle Ropes

Most anyone will tell you that performing rope exercises continuously for even just a few seconds can take your breath away. Fountaine and Schmidt (2013) concluded that using 15-second intervals of rope exercises like those in this video provided an effective, vigorous intensity workout comparable to other forms of interval training....

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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

Full Body, Four Exercises

This combination of movements provides conditioning for the entire body. The major muscle groups involved in this multi-joint exercise are: pectoralis major, rectus abdominis and obliques (for core stabilization), iliopsoas (hip flexors), quadriceps, gluteus maximus, and anterior deltoid....

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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

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Thursday, Jun 02, 2016

Fuel Use during Exercise: Myths and Misconceptions

In order for the human body to function, it needs to be continuously supplied with fuel for energy. Most of this energy comes from the breakdown of carbohydrates and fats within the cells. There are several common myths and misconceptions regarding the use of these two fuels relative to exercise and energy. Let’s address some of these myths......

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Circle Band Core Progression

Circle bands aren’t just for lower body strength training. Learn to use the circle band to create functional exercise progressions that challenge the whole body, including the core....

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