The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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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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Monday, Mar 15, 2021

Most Effective Type of Exercise for Obese Older Adults who are Dieting

March is National Nutrition Month! It’s a well-known fact that rates of obesity are at an all-time high and that exercise is a necessary component for long-term weight control. However, for older obese adults, less is known about the types of exercise that they should perform. In this blog, we examine the individual as well as the combined effects of aerobic training and resistance training, as well as a weight management program in the older obese population....

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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

Does fitness further reduce the risk of heart disease deaths among individuals who are already at low risk?

Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. for over a century, the causes of CVD were completely unknown until the early 1960s. In fact, heart attack and stroke were thought by many to be a natural consequence of the aging process!...

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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

Oklahoma Legislative Update

The state of Oklahoma is home to many of the country’s finest corporations, higher education institutions, and medical facilities, each bolstered by a vibrant workforce and supportive community. However, childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the future of our economy....

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