The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Eat better

Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

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Eat better

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2022

Best Diets Overall 2022!

Rating the Diets: U.S. News and World Report Annual Rankings for 2022...

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Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021

One Fat, Two Fat, White Fat, Brown Fat

Many years ago, it was assumed not only that all fat cells were alike, but also that fat cells were simply storage facilities for fat; and not active metabolically. In recent years, we have learned that nothing could be further from the truth....

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Cardio

Thursday, Nov 11, 2021

Cardiorespiratory Fitness, White Blood Cell Count, and Mortality in Men and Women: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

As you may be aware, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as well as inflammation are two hot topics in the health and fitness research field....

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Monday, Nov 01, 2021

Resting Metabolic Rate – What is it, and Why is it Important?

Having a ‘fast metabolism’ is generally viewed as favorable by people who are body weight conscious. However, the concept of exactly what resting metabolic rate is, and how it can be measured or estimated is rather fuzzy for most people....

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Monday, Oct 04, 2021

How Does Smoking Just a Few Cigarettes a Day Affect Your Risk of Dying Prematurely?

Ever since the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health was released in 1964, we’ve known that cigarette smoking is deadly However, less is known about the health effects of smoking only a few cigarettes per day over a lifetime. Read on to learn more!...

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Active

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

Preventing Atrial Fibrillation: Another Good Reason to Make Regular Physical Activity Part of Your Lifestyle!

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat seen in adults. If left untreated, AFib significantly increases the risk of stroke. In recent years, evidence has accumulated that obesity and low levels of physical fitness are risk factors for AFib. In this blog, we discuss how improving fitness level and losing weight can contribute to a cessation of AFib; this is known as ‘AFib freedom.’...

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Wednesday, Sep 01, 2021

Can physical activity counteract mortality risk if you sit during most of your waking hours?

We have known for decades that regular physical activity decreases mortality risk. Up until recently, it has not been entirely clear whether doing enough physical activity can decrease some of the mortality risk that is associated with high levels of daily sitting time....

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Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

Does Fitness Level in Midlife Translate to Developing Chronic Conditions in Later Life? The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

As the median age of the U.S. population continues to increase, there has been a growing emphasis on the concept of healthy aging. An important component of healthy aging is maintaining a moderate to high level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). The Cooper Institute has reported on midlife CRF in 18,670 adults who were tested during a Cooper Clinic examination, and how their CRF impacted the risk of developing 8 chronic conditions later in life....

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Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

Do you Need Water or a Sports Drink during Physical Activity?

Everyone knows how important it is to stay hydrated during physical activity. So, which is better to use during activity, plain water or a sports drink? The answer depends on the situation. Read on to learn more!...

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Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021

Are Blood Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Related to an Increased Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men, with annual mortality of approximately 32,000. Nearly 175,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. per year. Read how fatty fish can benefit your cardiovascular health....

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Friday, May 07, 2021

Can a Stroke Be Prevented?

Stroke, which is also known as a cerebrovascular accident, is a form of cardiovascular disease that affects the arteries of the brain. A stroke occurs when an artery bringing oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by plaque and blood clots (ischemic stroke), or when an artery in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). Read on to learn what you can do to prevent stroke!...

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