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
Foundation to Fitness
This special program allows our Cooper Institute friends and family members to leave their own unique, indelible imprint on the sidewalk in front of the Cooper Clinic North. Tentatively, any brick orders made during Phase II will be installed in late Fall of 2023.Learn More
Swimming for Summer and All Year Long
Summertime is coming and it is time to get in the water! Children swim for fun, to beat the heat, and in competitive sports all year long. With an increase in various water activities available during the summer, it is important for youth to be strong swimmers for safety, both in and around water.
Is Whole Grain Intake Associated with Morbidity and Mortality?
Popular diets come and go. While no longer nearly as popular as it was a decade ago, a major emphasis of the Paleo Diet is to avoid grains, including whole grains. Although there is no scientific evidence to support this notion, Paleo enthusiasts claim that grains ‘cause inflammation’, which leads to an increased risk of chronic disease (morbidity) and early death (mortality). Before we look at what the science says, let’s review the basics regarding grains.
Do Cardio Fitness Level and Body Mass Index During the Teenage Years Predict Disability in Men Later in Life?
Do fitness and body weight status during the teenage years have any association with the risk of disability later in life? To help answer this question, researchers published results on over one million Swedish male adolescents between the ages of 16 and 19, who were drafted into the military between 1972 and 1994.
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