The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021

Changing The World's Exercise Habits

This book contains the fascinating reflections of Dr. Cooper’s staff telling of their personal experiences in the many projects and services they were involved in over their thirty-five years at The Cooper Institute....

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Thursday, Nov 11, 2021

Cardiorespiratory Fitness, White Blood Cell Count, and Mortality in Men and Women: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

As you may be aware, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as well as inflammation are two hot topics in the health and fitness research field....

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Monday, Nov 01, 2021

Resting Metabolic Rate – What is it, and Why is it Important?

Having a ‘fast metabolism’ is generally viewed as favorable by people who are body weight conscious. However, the concept of exactly what resting metabolic rate is, and how it can be measured or estimated is rather fuzzy for most people....

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Joel Romo
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Advocacy

Friday, Oct 22, 2021

Cooper Advocacy Team At Work in Oklahoma

We can do better and that is why our advocacy team and volunteers have been working with......

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Monday, Oct 04, 2021

How Does Smoking Just a Few Cigarettes a Day Affect Your Risk of Dying Prematurely?

Ever since the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health was released in 1964, we’ve known that cigarette smoking is deadly However, less is known about the health effects of smoking only a few cigarettes per day over a lifetime. Read on to learn more!...

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Active

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

Preventing Atrial Fibrillation: Another Good Reason to Make Regular Physical Activity Part of Your Lifestyle!

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat seen in adults. If left untreated, AFib significantly increases the risk of stroke. In recent years, evidence has accumulated that obesity and low levels of physical fitness are risk factors for AFib. In this blog, we discuss how improving fitness level and losing weight can contribute to a cessation of AFib; this is known as ‘AFib freedom.’...

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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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