The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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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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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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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

Impact of Resistance Training on Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects more than one-third of the U.S. adult population, and is an important risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. While countless studies have shown that regular aerobic exercise can help to lower resting blood pressure among hypertensives, less is known about the efficacy of resistance training in this regard. Read on to learn more!...

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Monday, Feb 01, 2021

Legislative Update

The 87th Texas Legislature has gaveled in and while the atmosphere at the Capitol building is a bit different, the legislative process is well underway. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed Senate committees and a few have already scheduled committee hearings. Constitutionally the Legislature must only pass the state biennial budget during their 140 Legislative Session....

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