The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Message from the CEO - New Sound. New Beeps. Same Test .

On June 22, The Cooper Institute celebrated its 50th Anniversary COVID-19 style; we shared good news via social media. To celebrate this milestone achievement, we released the FitnessGram PACER Test Remixes! powered by Hip Hop Public Health....

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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

New FitnessGram PACER Test Remixes!

For millions of students across the country, there is one voice that both incites fear and fires up the competitive spirit in P.E. class - the voice of the FitnessGram PACER Test. Now the legendary voice of the school fitness test has changed....

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Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

Message form the CEO Work, Home, and Play

This has been an interesting spring – one that none of us will forget in our lifetimes. COVID-19 has truly changed the way that we look at work, home, and play....

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Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

We Are In This Together

Remember the sounds of kids laughing and playing, the blast of the coaches’ whistles, and everyone shouting encouragement to run faster?...

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Monday, Jun 08, 2020

Get Active. Stay Healthy Fit Tips

After schools and businesses shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed as though we were in for a long, lazy stretch of inactivity. Fortunately, many realized that this was the perfect time to make fitness a priority at home for the whole family....

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Monday, Apr 13, 2020

Eating Well During Quarantine: Are Processed Foods Really That Bad?

Eating healthy has never been more important. But for those of us with a pantry full of processed foods, how do we make sure what we are eating is healthy?...

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020

Does Fitness Still Matter In This Age of Modern Medicine?

Researchers at The Cooper Institute look at whether advancements in modern medicine and lifestyle changes negate the need for fitness. Over the last 50 years, advances in modern medicine have helped us live longer by identifying and treating risk factors for heart disease, stroke and cancer. But with these significant changes and improvements in cardiac and cancer treatment, does fitness still matter?...

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Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Get Active. Stay Healthy.

Staying active and fit is a critical part of staying healthy. Although many schools and businesses are sending people home, it doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t still be physically active....

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Friday, Jan 31, 2020

Can Functional Movement Screening Predict Injury Risk in Older Adults?

New research from The Cooper Institute looks at whether the Functional Movement Screening can predict the risk of injury in older adults....

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Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Fit vs. Fat: What’s More Important for Women’s Health?

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death among American women. When it comes to assessing a person’s risk of heart disease, we know that cardio fitness and obesity are both important risk factors to consider. What’s less clear though is which one is a better indicator of risk. Our latest research takes a closer look at whether it is more important for women to improve their fitness or reduce their weight to prevent death from heart disease....

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Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

Message from the CEO: Laura F. DeFina

As we say goodbye to a decade, The Cooper Institute looks forward to 2020 and beyond....

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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Preventing and Managing Diabetes with Exercise

For the 30 million Americans with diabetes, exercise may be the key to living #WELLintothefuture....

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