The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! That day of extreme gluttony and couch cruising that kicks off a season of calorie imbalance....

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Monday, Nov 07, 2022

What is Prediabetes and Why is it Important?

You may not have heard as much about prediabetes. This is a very common condition where the fasting blood glucose level is between 100-125 mg/dL on two separate occasions. Prediabetes is an important risk factor for CVD, and it is currently estimated that 96 million Americans are living with prediabetes....

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Monday, Aug 29, 2022

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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

High-Energy Protein Foods and Drinks: an Oxymoron?

Protein is one of 6 essential nutrients needed by the body for survival (the other 5 are carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water). Amino acids serve as the building blocks of the large and complex protein molecules that we consume in our diet....

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Monday, Mar 14, 2022

A Closer Look at the Glycemic Index

Many popular diets focus on limiting foods and beverages that are high on the glycemic index. Is this really the best approach for healthful and long-term weight control? Read on to learn more!...

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Thursday, Mar 03, 2022

Villain or Hero?: Understanding Dietary Fat

There are six nutrients that are needed by the human body for survival. Known as the essential nutrients, they include carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water. Of these, dietary fat is perhaps the most misunderstood nutrient....

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Friday, Jan 21, 2022

Letter from the President and the Chairman of the Board

On March 4, 2021, we celebrated our esteemed founder and colleague Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s 90th birthday. Five decades ago, Dr. Cooper advocated for a new approach to medicine, which focused on disease prevention rather than disease management.. Read more about our celebratory year,...

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Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

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Wednesday, Jan 05, 2022

Best Diets Overall 2022!

Rating the Diets: U.S. News and World Report Annual Rankings for 2022...

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Friday, May 07, 2021

Can a Stroke Be Prevented?

Stroke, which is also known as a cerebrovascular accident, is a form of cardiovascular disease that affects the arteries of the brain. A stroke occurs when an artery bringing oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by plaque and blood clots (ischemic stroke), or when an artery in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). Read on to learn what you can do to prevent stroke!...

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Friday, May 07, 2021

Does regular exercise really reduce the severity of COVID-19?

By now, everyone is aware of the many benefits associated with engaging in regular exercise on most days of the week. However, if you’re anything like me, the COVID-19 related gym closures and restricted access to common spaces used for exercise have caused a major shift in your exercise regimen....

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Friday, Mar 26, 2021

The Alkaline Diet: Help or Hype?

The First Amendment guarantees the right of free speech. Thus, anyone can write a diet book and make whatever claims that they wish to make. A prime example is ‘The Alkaline Diet’ which is promoted by celebrities, athletes, and others who may not have an understanding of basic chemistry or physiology. Read on to learn more!...

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