The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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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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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Intermittent Fasting: What Does the Research Say?

Intermittent fasting is the most recent hot topic among popular diet trends, but what is it and does it work?...

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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Does Fitness and Body Weight in Adolescents Predict Later-Life Disability?

A recent study shows that too much fat and too little fitness in teens may lead to disability down the road....

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Thursday, Aug 01, 2019

Cardio or Strength Training - Which Comes First? 

Which comes first, cardio or strength? Get the most out of your workout by learning whether it is better to start with aerobic training or strength training.  ...

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Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

Should You Drink Water or Sports Drinks During Physical Activity?

It’s important to stay hydrated during physical activity, especially in the summer heat. So, is it better to drink water or a sports drink? That depends on the situation....

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Friday, Jun 28, 2019

Can Aerobic Fitness Prevent Dementia? CCLS Study Examines the Connection

As the average life expectancy of U.S. adults continues to increase, dementia has come to the forefront of public health issues. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s, which is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S....

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Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019

Men’s Health Month: Improving cardiorespiratory fitness reduces heart failure mortality

June is Men’s Health Month, which is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of preventive health care for men. Heart failure is a common cause of illness and death in older adults. A study by The Cooper Institute shows that improving cardiorespiratory fitness reduces heart failure mortality in men....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The 1975 Elite Runners Study: How Are Elite Distance Runners Different From the Rest of Us?

May is National Runners Month, so what better time to dust off one of our favorite studies on elite long-distance runners? This 1975 study was the first of its kind, helping us better understand how these incredible athletes differ from the rest of us mere mortals....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Being Physically Fit can Help Decrease Risk of Premature Death in Men with Emotional Distress

An estimated 20 million Americans have symptoms of major depressive disorder, a known risk factor for heart disease and death. Can physical fitness help decrease the risk of premature death for people with depressive disorders?...

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Gluten: Facts and Fallacies

Diet trends may come and go, but there are some basic facts about nutrition that never change no matter how the general population interprets them. Take gluten for example. Many people are going to great lengths to avoid gluten in their diets with food manufacturers and some restaurants touting their ‘gluten-free’ products as part of a healthy lifestyle....

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Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019

Is High-fructose Corn Syrup Really any Worse Than any Other Simple Sugar?

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) really more dangerous than other types of sugar? Does it cause obesity? Read on to learn the truth about added sugars in our diet....

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

Does a family history of chronic disease keep you from being active?

Having a family history of conditions like heart disease, cancer, or diabetes typically means having a significant risk of developing these serious health issues. Learn more about how increasing physical activity helps to decrease the risk....

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