The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Monday, Sep 06, 2021

Should we be accumulating 10,000 steps per day?

Accumulating at least 4,400 steps per day resulted in significant health benefits. You might note that this is far lower than the well-known number of 10,000, but more importantly 4,400 is doable by most adults....

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Wednesday, Sep 01, 2021

Can physical activity counteract mortality risk if you sit during most of your waking hours?

We have known for decades that regular physical activity decreases mortality risk. Up until recently, it has not been entirely clear whether doing enough physical activity can decrease some of the mortality risk that is associated with high levels of daily sitting time....

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Joel Romo
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Advocacy

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021

Getting Physically Fit with Legislation

Would you ever imagine a piece of legislation that would encourage people to get more physically active? Yes, you heard that right - the PHIT (Personal Health Investment Today) Act is currently pending in Congress and would allow Americans to use pre-tax medical accounts to pay for physical activity expenses....

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Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021

Mindset, Commitment and Living Intentionally

Mindset, Commitment and Living Intentionally In a world that profits from chronic disease, taking care of your body is a rebellious act By Tom Hulsey, Men's Health Champion...

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Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021

Stay Healthy and Physically Active. In school, at home or anywhere.

Despite the complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project schools assessed with FitnessGram significantly improved aerobic capacity and muscle fitness of their students....

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Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

Does Fitness Level in Midlife Translate to Developing Chronic Conditions in Later Life? The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

As the median age of the U.S. population continues to increase, there has been a growing emphasis on the concept of healthy aging. An important component of healthy aging is maintaining a moderate to high level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). The Cooper Institute has reported on midlife CRF in 18,670 adults who were tested during a Cooper Clinic examination, and how their CRF impacted the risk of developing 8 chronic conditions later in life....

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Joel Romo
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Advocacy

Friday, Jul 02, 2021

87th Texas Legislature Success

The Cooper Institute advocacy efforts have been instrumental in the implementation of public health policies such as smoke-free ordinances, strengthening physical education standards, raising the age at which tobacco products may be purchased to ensuring our school lunches are healthy and nutritious....

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Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

Do you Need Water or a Sports Drink during Physical Activity?

Everyone knows how important it is to stay hydrated during physical activity. So, which is better to use during activity, plain water or a sports drink? The answer depends on the situation. Read on to learn more!...

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Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021

Are Blood Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Related to an Increased Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men, with annual mortality of approximately 32,000. Nearly 175,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. per year. Read how fatty fish can benefit your cardiovascular health....

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Joel Romo
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Monday, May 17, 2021

Data Driven Research Continues to Impact Policy

Research and science are the foundation of The Cooper Institute and over the years, our research has provided an opportunity to engage in the arena of public policy....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Legendary “Father of Aerobics” Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Turned 90

Fitness pioneer and “father of aerobics” Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday, March 4. In honor of Dr. Cooper, who has inspired millions to exercise for good health, we challenged America and the world to commit to living healthier....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Message from the CEO - Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has upset the balance of our daily lives and added significant levels of stress and anxiety to the mix....

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