The Cooper Institute

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


Key Publications

The following Cooper Institute publications are some of the most frequently cited references in the scientific literature on topics related to physical fitness, physical activity, and health.

Authorship Publication  
Defina LF, Willis BL, Radford NB, Gao A, Leonard D, Haskell WL, Weiner MF, Berry JD. The association between midlife cardiorespiratory fitness levels and later-life dementia: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Feb 5;158(3):162-8. PubMed ID Number: 23381040 Read Abstract
Willis BL, Gao A, Leonard D, Defina LF, Berry JD. Midlife fitness and the development of chronic conditions in later life. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 24;172(17):1333-40. PubMed ID Number: 22928178 Read Abstract
Church TS, Earnest CP, Skinner JS, Blair SN. Effects of different doses of physical activity on cardiorespiratory fitness among sedentary, overweight or obese postmenopausal women with elevated blood pressure: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007 May 16;297(19):2081-91. PubMed ID Number: 17507344 Read Abstract
LaMonte MJ, Barlow CE, Jurca R, Kampert JB, Church TS, Blair SN. Cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely associated with the incidence of metabolic syndrome: a prospective study of men and women. Circulation. 2005 Jul 26;112(4):505-12. PubMed ID Number: 16009797 Read Abstract
Dunn AL, Marcus BH, Kampert JB, Garcia ME, Kohl HW, Blair SN. Comparison of lifestyle and structured interventions to increase physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness: a randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 1999 Jan 27;281(4):327-34. PubMed ID Number: 9929085 Read Abstract
Blair SN, Kohl HW, Barlow CE, Paffenbarger RS, Jr., Gibbons LW, Macera CA. Changes in physical fitness and all-cause mortality: A prospective study of healthy and unhealthy men. JAMA, 273: 1093-1098, 1995. PubMed ID Number: 7707596 Read Abstract
Blair SN, Kohl HW, Paffenberger RS, Clark DG, Cooper KH, Gibbons LW. Physical fitness and all-cause mortality. A prospective study of healthy men and women. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1989 Nov 3;262(17):2395-401. PubMed ID Number: 2795824 Read Abstract