The Cooper Institute
 

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

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Darcy Silvi, BS
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Monday, Jul 30, 2012

Healthy Inside and Out: An Environmental Approach to Weight Loss

Research has shown that you truly are a product of your environment.  Surroundings have become flooded with fast food, drive-throughs, and sedentary activities both at work and home.  These sights and behaviors are the norm of everyday living but rarely get much attention.  Whether or not you give it much thought, they are constant cues which promote overeating and physical inactivity.  As a creature of habit, you participate in these behaviors and they become your routine.  For example, what is your first reaction when you see a candy bowl? By nature, or nurture, we w...

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Written by
Darcy Silvi, BS
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Monday, Jul 09, 2012

Singing the Workout Blues?

Is your workout starting to sing the blues?  It's not uncommon to start feeling redundancy in your exercise regimen; cycling, running, walking, you name it.  Especially for those of us looking to shed a few, or a lot, of pounds (and really, who isn't?) this isn't unexpected.  Working towards the 60 minutes per day, five days per week, or 300 total minutes recommendation to achieve the infamous weight loss goal can sometimes feel a lot longer. When looking to get more results out of your workout, most agree that adding more to our already growing to-do lists may elicit a stre...

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