The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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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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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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Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Fit vs. Fat: What’s More Important for Women’s Health?

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death among American women. When it comes to assessing a person’s risk of heart disease, we know that cardio fitness and obesity are both important risk factors to consider. What’s less clear though is which one is a better indicator of risk. Our latest research takes a closer look at whether it is more important for women to improve their fitness or reduce their weight to prevent death from heart disease....

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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Preventing and Managing Diabetes with Exercise

For the 30 million Americans with diabetes, exercise may be the key to living #WELLintothefuture....

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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Does Fitness and Body Weight in Adolescents Predict Later-Life Disability?

A recent study shows that too much fat and too little fitness in teens may lead to disability down the road....

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Thursday, Aug 01, 2019

Cardio or Strength Training - Which Comes First? 

Which comes first, cardio or strength? Get the most out of your workout by learning whether it is better to start with aerobic training or strength training.  ...

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