The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

How Do Fitness Level and Body Weight Status Predict the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes in Women?

Over the past 40 years, there has been a sharp increase in the worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes in women. While some of the increase is likely due to the increased prevalence of obesity in recent decades, an additional important risk factor for type 2 diabetes is physical inactivity....

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Monday, Nov 21, 2022

Do statin drugs increase your risk of developing diabetes?

Statin Drugs and the Risk of Developing Diabetes: Cooper Center Longitudinal Study Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Statin drugs are commonly used to decrease blood levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and have been clearly shown to significantly decrease the risk of cardiovascular morbidity (illness) and mortality (death)....

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Monday, Oct 10, 2022

Does Usual Walking Speed Predict Survival in Older Adults?

Over the past several years, it has become apparent that in addition to the factors mentioned above, usual walking speed is significantly associated with survival in older adults. In a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, nine existing studies were combined using 34,485 ambulatory older adults aged 65 years or older....

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Monday, Aug 29, 2022

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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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Monday, Aug 01, 2022

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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

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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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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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Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

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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, 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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