The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022

Out of This World: What Is the Long-Term Heart Health of NASA Astronauts?

Thinking about the red planet as your destination? At a minimum, a round trip to Mars is approximately 34 million miles with a flight time measured in years! Such a distant destination will require a lot of planning and preparation. Not least of which, it is important to ensure that your underlying health is good enough to make any space trip as there are no emergency rooms or hospitals in space....

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Youth

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2022

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Strength

Monday, Aug 01, 2022

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Fit Tips

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

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Advocacy

Thursday, Jun 30, 2022

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Strength

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022

50 Years of Title IX: Spanning Beyond Sports to Improve Bone Health of Girls

As a nation full of soccer moms and dads can attest, the explosion of girls' and women's sports that resulted from the passage of Title IX has provided tremendous benefits for girls' physical, mental and social wellbeing....

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Fit Tips

Monday, Jun 20, 2022

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Strength

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022

Is Handgrip Strength Related to Future Health Outcomes?

There are several different components of physical fitness; these include cardiorespiratory (aerobic) fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, and body weight status (e.g., BMI, percent body fat). Over the past few decades, it has become indisputable that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness are strongly related to a decreased risk of several adverse health outcomes....

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Live well

Thursday, Jun 02, 2022

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disease that destroys memory, thinking, and the ability to carry out daily activities....

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Strength

Monday, May 16, 2022

Is Muscular Strength a Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation in Older Adults?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat that is seen in clinical settings, and affects approximately 1% of the U.S. population....

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Monday, May 09, 2022

Women's and Girls' Access to Vision Care Affects Education and Livelihoods

Globally, women and girls have taken the brunt of the pandemic’s impact in multiple ways, but perhaps one of the most-documented is education....

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Active

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

10,000 steps a day: does one goal fit all?

Over the past several years, it has been ingrained in our culture that the goal for people whose primary activity consists of walking is 10,000 steps per day. You may be surprised to learn that the origin of this recommendation is not completely clear, and little data exists to support this number....

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