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, Sep 26, 2022

Getting Back to 60 After 2020

At the beginning of 2020, the negative impact of the rapid spread of COVID-19 was immediately recognized in various areas of our lives. Economic decline, lack of social and emotional support, and widening gaps in access to adequate health care were experienced worldwide. Many of us struggled to remain physically fit as the avoidance of contracting the virus became everyone’s main concern....

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Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

Is Physical Activity Related to Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes?

During the COVID-19 virus pandemic, researchers have found a number of risk factors for increased COVID severity....

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Monday, Aug 29, 2022

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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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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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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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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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