The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Youth

Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Getting Back to 60 After 2020

At the beginning of 2020, the negative impact of the rapid spread of COVID-19 was immediately recognized in various areas of our lives. Economic decline, lack of social and emotional support, and widening gaps in access to adequate health care were experienced worldwide. Many of us struggled to remain physically fit as the avoidance of contracting the virus became everyone’s main concern....

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Active

Monday, Sep 12, 2022

Does Being a “Weekend Warrior” Exerciser Help to Reduce Mortality Risk?

While most health and fitness enthusiasts are quite familiar with the most recent Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it’s not clear whether physical activity is as beneficial when concentrated in just a couple of days per week versus spread throughout the week....

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Newsletter

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022

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Fit Tips

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

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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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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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Advocacy

Monday, Apr 11, 2022

Viewpoint: Oklahoma can avoid being a top 10 obese state, but lawmakers need to act

Oklahoma lawmakers should send HB 2381 to the governor’s desk for his signature, which will create a healthy workforce, reduce health care cost and ensure a healthy Oklahoma....

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Live well

Friday, Apr 08, 2022

Physical Activity, Body Weight Status, and Serum Vitamin D Levels in Healthy Women: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

Cooper Institute researchers recently reported on 7553 healthy women who received a comprehensive physical exam at the Cooper Clinic between 2006 and 2018. Blood vitamin D level, physical activity level, and body weight status were assessed at the time of the exam....

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Friday, Apr 01, 2022

Meet the Dallas 500: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper

Originally posted on D Magazine https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2022/march/meet-the-dallas-500-dr-kenneth-h-cooper/...

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Cardio

Thursday, Feb 03, 2022

Does Your Ability To Do Pushups Predict Cardiovascular Risk?

Are Results From a Push-up Test Associated With Future Cardiovascular Events?...

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Move more

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2022

Scientifically Valid: Exercise Makes The Difference

Second chapter in the book Changing the Worlds Exercise Habits: A History of Dr. Ken Cooper’s Fitness Missionaries a brief history is provided of Dr. Ken Cooper’s development of the aerobic point exercise system while in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in the 1960s. It represented a “revolution” in terms of 1) getting people to exercise and 2) demonstrating that exercise can make significant changes to one’s overall health and well-being....

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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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