The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

2020 Research Review by The Cooper Institute 

Last year was a very productive time for research at The Cooper Institute. Our team worked hard in 2020 to discover more about the many health benefits of regular physical activity, as well as the benefits of obtaining at least a moderate level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). Most of our research stems from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS), the largest and longest-running health study of its kind in the world with an objective measure of CRF....

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Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

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

70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. This provides a rich and fertile environment for a seemingly endless number of popular diets. While some of these diets are questionable at best, there are some that are safe, nutritious, heart-healthy, and effective for weight loss. Read on to learn more!...

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Friday, Dec 18, 2020

Shifting Focus on Youth Fitness

The NFL Foundation has done more to improve youth health and fitness than almost any other organization across the country, which is why they were this year’s Legacy Award recipient....

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Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

A Tribute to David Glass by Dr. Cooper

Kenneth H. Cooper and Mackenzie Martz, granddaughter of David Glass celebrate his life and legacy....

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Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

The Future of Wellness Since 1970.

While we don’t know what the next fifty years hold, we do know that The Cooper Institute will continue to promote life-long health and wellness through research and education....

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Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020

Letter from the Board Chairman & President

As our team sat down to reflect upon the 2020 year and began to outline The Cooper Institute - Community Impact Report, a single word kept coming to the forefront. The word is “SHIFT” which became the theme for this report. Read more about the SHIFT....

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Monday, Dec 14, 2020

How Long After Working Out Does Your Heart Rate Return to Base?

Those of us that are health conscious are well aware that poor cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a strong predictor of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. The gold standard for measuring CRF is a maximal treadmill exercise test performed in a clinical setting. In recent years, heart rate recovery (HRR) from maximal exercise has also been identified as an important cardiovascular health measure....

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Friday, Dec 04, 2020

Keep Up the Good Workouts and Stay Motivated

Can you believe it is already here? The time of the year that I can’t seem to catch my breath. It seems that I am always on a quest for more time, but between my daughter’s birthday in November, friends’ birthdays in December, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year and all that goes along with each of them, more than ever, time is what I DO NOT have enough of (and therefore the reason that I cannot breathe!). Is it just me or do you feel the same way too? Unfortunately, in the face of all of this, it is not...

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Monday, Nov 23, 2020

Message from the CEO - The Future of Wellness Since 1970.

In March 2020, I doubt any of us thought that we would still be struggling with the impact of COVID-19 this fall – social distancing, wearing masks, extra handwashing, working from home, and students doing both online and in-person learning. Yet, here we are and even with these challenges, The Cooper Institute has carried on its important work on healthy living through research and education....

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Sunday, Nov 22, 2020

The greatest changes happen when people come together with a common vision.

The NFL Foundation has done more to improve youth health and fitness than almost any other organization across the country, which is why they were this year’s Legacy Award recipient....

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Thursday, Nov 19, 2020

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Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

Together, we stand greater than diabetes.

Diabetes affects over 34 million people across the country and is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure, and early death. Regular exercise may be the key to reversing this trend....

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