The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Tuesday, Aug 02, 2022

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Monday, Apr 11, 2022

Viewpoint: Oklahoma can avoid being a top 10 obese state, but lawmakers need to act

Oklahoma lawmakers should send HB 2381 to the governor’s desk for his signature, which will create a healthy workforce, reduce health care cost and ensure a healthy Oklahoma....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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