The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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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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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, 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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Karyn Hughes, MEd
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Monday, Dec 17, 2012

Spice Up Your Exercise Program This Holiday Season

Most of us know that to be "totally fit" we need a combination of strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility but many of us only focus only on the cardio part. We do our running, cycling, elliptical, or walking with little to no regard for resistance training or stretching. Perhaps we justify it because we just think we don't have enough time to work in resistance training. And stretching is all too often an after-thought and only lightly regarded as important. But what are we compromising in the long run?  Think about this: what good is all that cardio if you throw your back ou...

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Michael Harper, MEd
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Tuesday, Dec 04, 2012

My Marathon Training Journey

As I finish my preparations for the Dallas Marathon this coming weekend, I am looking forward to seeing the results of all my training. As you can probably imagine, that training has burned a large number of calories, and I still have some more to burn come race day!  As we have shared previously, during the Denver Marathon over 34 million calories were burned during the race. WOW! Of course those weren't by just one person, and calorie burn varies by a number of factors, one of which is weight. If you are curious, click here and you can do a fairly simple calculation to estimate how man...

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Monday, Dec 26, 2011

Going for the burn

Another year, another resolution to shed those unwanted pounds? For most folks, time is the biggest hurdle when it comes to consistent exercise and healthy eating patterns. So why not recommit yourself to exercise in 2012 with a consistent goal of 3 days per week. But this time, train smart and go for the burn, the best calorie burn that is. For most of us, small, daily changes are the best way to lose that unwanted fat. Small changes add up over the course of a year. In fact, eating an extra 100 calories a day leads to a 10 pound weight gain over the course of a year...

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Sue Beckham, PhD
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Monday, Nov 28, 2011

Does circuit training prepare firefighters for the job?

Firefighters face challenging physical stresses on the job. These include anaerobic activities which can produce significant levels of lactic acid (6-13 mmol/L)2 while also targeting the cardiovascular system requiring heart rates of 79-88% of maximum3,4. For this reason, circuit training where cardio and strength stations are alternated with short rest periods between is often a popular training option for firefighters to target both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning systems. But does circuit training stimulate aerobic and anaerobic energy systems enough to meet the demands of firefighting?...

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Monday, Jul 26, 2010

Treadmill vs. Elliptical: Which is a Better Workout?

  Are all cardio machines created equally? Studies have shown that when individuals exercise on different pieces of cardio equipment at the same self-selected effort level, some pieces of equipment result in greater calorie burn. For example, at the same self-selected effort level, most individuals burn more calories exercising on the treadmill compared to the rowing machine, stair stepper, cycle ergometer or cross-country ski machine. However, until recently, newer forms of exercise equipment like the elliptical machine have not been investigated. A study published in Journal of Streng...

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