Improving health through lifestyle research
Explore and discover how our research and education can improve your lifelong health. Generous donations fund preventive medicine and physical activity research that impacts health across the globe.
We investigate, inform and inspire people of all ages to make healthy choices and live Well. Into the Future.
Our world-class researchers investigate the impact preventive medicine and regular exercise have on overall wellness.
We inform the public of the latest research findings to encourage people to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
We inspire others to live long, healthy lives by advocating for resources, programs and laws that place wellness and healthy aging within reach.
Research for healthy lives
Everything we share at The Cooper Institute is grounded in research. We are internationally recognized for our work in preventive medicine, exercise science and obesity. Our findings related to healthy living continue to impact global health and inspire major organizations to follow our lead.Learn More
Our principal research asset
The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS) is one of the largest, most highly-referenced, and longest studies with measured cardiorespiratory fitness in the world. We work with world-renowned scientists to explore this study. Findings from the CCLS established the links between fitness and heart disease, dementia, healthcare costs and more.Learn More
Youth programs for healthy habits
Research shows fit students perform better inside and outside the classroom. With that in mind, we set children up for success by encouraging healthy habits at a young age. Placing facts and figures in front of children is not effective, so we make being healthy FUN with our youth-focused programs.Learn More
Is Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level Linked to Heart Failure and Heart Attack Hospitalization?
Several studies have shown convincingly that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with decreased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. However, less is known regarding CRF and non-fatal cardiovascular disease events.
Are Stroke Rates Rising Among Young Adults?
Stroke, which is also known as a cerebrovascular accident, is a form of cardiovascular disease that affects the arteries of the brain. In this blog, we will examine stroke hospitalization rates over time in various countries, with a particular emphasis on younger individuals.
Rhabdomyolysis Makes the News in Texas Once Again!
It would be difficult to find a sane and rational person who disagreed with the statement that regular exercise is good for you, and that more is better within reasonable limits. For the beginner exerciser however, or for those who are unaccustomed to certain exercises, the question of ‘how much is too much?’ becomes extremely important.
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