The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Thursday, Apr 01, 2021

Texas 87th Legislative Session Updates

The Texas 87th Regular Session has less than sixty days remaining and The Cooper Institute has actively engaged with lawmakers regarding key policies that will help enhance the health and wellness of Texans....

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Friday, Mar 26, 2021

The Alkaline Diet: Help or Hype?

The First Amendment guarantees the right of free speech. Thus, anyone can write a diet book and make whatever claims that they wish to make. A prime example is ‘The Alkaline Diet’ which is promoted by celebrities, athletes, and others who may not have an understanding of basic chemistry or physiology. Read on to learn more!...

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Monday, Mar 15, 2021

Most Effective Type of Exercise for Obese Older Adults who are Dieting

March is National Nutrition Month! It’s a well-known fact that rates of obesity are at an all-time high and that exercise is a necessary component for long-term weight control. However, for older obese adults, less is known about the types of exercise that they should perform. In this blog, we examine the individual as well as the combined effects of aerobic training and resistance training, as well as a weight management program in the older obese population....

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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

Does fitness further reduce the risk of heart disease deaths among individuals who are already at low risk?

Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. for over a century, the causes of CVD were completely unknown until the early 1960s. In fact, heart attack and stroke were thought by many to be a natural consequence of the aging process!...

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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

Oklahoma Legislative Update

The state of Oklahoma is home to many of the country’s finest corporations, higher education institutions, and medical facilities, each bolstered by a vibrant workforce and supportive community. However, childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the future of our economy....

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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

Impact of Resistance Training on Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects more than one-third of the U.S. adult population, and is an important risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. While countless studies have shown that regular aerobic exercise can help to lower resting blood pressure among hypertensives, less is known about the efficacy of resistance training in this regard. Read on to learn more!...

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Monday, Feb 01, 2021

Legislative Update

The 87th Texas Legislature has gaveled in and while the atmosphere at the Capitol building is a bit different, the legislative process is well underway. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed Senate committees and a few have already scheduled committee hearings. Constitutionally the Legislature must only pass the state biennial budget during their 140 Legislative Session....

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Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

2020 Research Review by The Cooper Institute 

Last year was a very productive time for research at The Cooper Institute. Our team worked hard in 2020 to discover more about the many health benefits of regular physical activity, as well as the benefits of obtaining at least a moderate level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). Most of our research stems from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS), the largest and longest-running health study of its kind in the world with an objective measure of CRF....

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Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

Rating the Diets: U.S. News and World Report Annual Rankings

70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. This provides a rich and fertile environment for a seemingly endless number of popular diets. While some of these diets are questionable at best, there are some that are safe, nutritious, heart-healthy, and effective for weight loss. Read on to learn more!...

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Friday, Dec 18, 2020

Shifting Focus on Youth Fitness

The NFL Foundation has done more to improve youth health and fitness than almost any other organization across the country, which is why they were this year’s Legacy Award recipient....

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Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

A Tribute to David Glass by Dr. Cooper

Kenneth H. Cooper and Mackenzie Martz, granddaughter of David Glass celebrate his life and legacy....

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Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

The Future of Wellness Since 1970.

While we don’t know what the next fifty years hold, we do know that The Cooper Institute will continue to promote life-long health and wellness through research and education....

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