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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Advocacy

Monday, May 09, 2022

Women's and Girls' Access to Vision Care Affects Education and Livelihoods

Globally, women and girls have taken the brunt of the pandemic’s impact in multiple ways, but perhaps one of the most-documented is education....

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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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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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Live well

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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Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022

Dietary Carbohydrate: Facts and Misconceptions

The article discusses facts and misconceptions regarding dietary carbohydrate....

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Eat better

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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Eat better

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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Eat better

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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Public

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022

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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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