The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

2020 Research Review by The Cooper Institute 

Last year was a very productive time for research at The Cooper Institute. Our team worked hard in 2020 to discover more about the many health benefits of regular physical activity, as well as the benefits of obtaining at least a moderate level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). Most of our research stems from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS), the largest and longest-running health study of its kind in the world with an objective measure of CRF....

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Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

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

70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. This provides a rich and fertile environment for a seemingly endless number of popular diets. While some of these diets are questionable at best, there are some that are safe, nutritious, heart-healthy, and effective for weight loss. Read on to learn more!...

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Monday, Dec 14, 2020

How Long After Working Out Does Your Heart Rate Return to Base?

Those of us that are health conscious are well aware that poor cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a strong predictor of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. The gold standard for measuring CRF is a maximal treadmill exercise test performed in a clinical setting. In recent years, heart rate recovery (HRR) from maximal exercise has also been identified as an important cardiovascular health measure....

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Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

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Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

Together, we stand greater than diabetes.

Diabetes affects over 34 million people across the country and is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure, and early death. Regular exercise may be the key to reversing this trend....

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Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020

Health Disparities Among African Americans

Is being Black in America bad for your health? Our team takes a closer look at the health disparities among African Americans and what can be done to improve their health....

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Alcohol and Cancer Risk: Can drinking too much cause cancer?

Millions of people are using alcohol to help them cope with the stress of quarantine. But can too much alcohol increase your risk of cancer? Learn more about the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer risks....

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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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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Best and Worst Diets of 2020: U.S. News and World Report Annual Rankings

A shocking 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. It’s no wonder the weight loss industry in the U.S. exceeded $72 billion in revenue in 2019. Promises of rapid, life-changing weight loss rarely live up to the hype, and many diets are questionable at best. However, there are some diets that are safe, nutritious, heart-healthy and effective for weight loss. Read on to see what researchers at The Cooper Institute say are the best and worst diets for weight loss....

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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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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

2019 Research Review by The Cooper Institute 

2019 was an incredible time for research at The Cooper Institute. Our studies, published in some of the top medical journals in the country, will make an impact on healthcare #WELLintothefuture. Let’s take a look back at the research and what it means. ...

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