The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020

Does Fitness Still Matter In This Age of Modern Medicine?

Researchers at The Cooper Institute look at whether advancements in modern medicine and lifestyle changes negate the need for fitness. Over the last 50 years, advances in modern medicine have helped us live longer by identifying and treating risk factors for heart disease, stroke and cancer. But with these significant changes and improvements in cardiac and cancer treatment, does fitness still matter?...

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Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Get Active. Stay Healthy.

Staying active and fit is a critical part of staying healthy. Although many schools and businesses are sending people home, it doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t still be physically active....

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Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

Message from the CEO - Diversity Matters in Research

Research changes lives, often in ways that we don’t recognize. Our research at The Cooper Institute touches the lives of millions every day, changing the way we view health care and shaping the healthy habits of the future....

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

March Forth! to Oklahoma

Childhood obesity and physical inactivity is one of the greatest threats to our children’s health. Leading the charge to reduce childhood obesity in Oklahoma is House District 27 Rep. Danny Sterling, who is also the nephew of Millie Cooper, wife of Dr. Kenneth Cooper....

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

Quiet Leadership

The Untold Story of Lt. Gen. Richard L. Bohannon, the 1ST Executive Director of The Cooper Institute...

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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Best and Worst Diets of 2020: U.S. News and World Report Annual Rankings

A shocking 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. It’s no wonder the weight loss industry in the U.S. exceeded $72 billion in revenue in 2019. Promises of rapid, life-changing weight loss rarely live up to the hype, and many diets are questionable at best. However, there are some diets that are safe, nutritious, heart-healthy and effective for weight loss. Read on to see what researchers at The Cooper Institute say are the best and worst diets for weight loss....

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Friday, Jan 31, 2020

Can Functional Movement Screening Predict Injury Risk in Older Adults?

New research from The Cooper Institute looks at whether the Functional Movement Screening can predict the risk of injury in older adults....

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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

2019 Research Review by The Cooper Institute 

2019 was an incredible time for research at The Cooper Institute. Our studies, published in some of the top medical journals in the country, will make an impact on healthcare #WELLintothefuture. Let’s take a look back at the research and what it means. ...

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Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Fit vs. Fat: What’s More Important for Women’s Health?

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death among American women. When it comes to assessing a person’s risk of heart disease, we know that cardio fitness and obesity are both important risk factors to consider. What’s less clear though is which one is a better indicator of risk. Our latest research takes a closer look at whether it is more important for women to improve their fitness or reduce their weight to prevent death from heart disease....

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Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

Message from the CEO: Laura F. DeFina

As we say goodbye to a decade, The Cooper Institute looks forward to 2020 and beyond....

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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Legacy Award Dinner honoring the NFL Foundation

The greatest changes happen when people come together with a common vision. That was the continuing thread woven throughout the evening at the 2019 Legacy Award Dinner held in downtown Dallas at the historic Belo Mansion....

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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Vision for a Healthy Future Continues

The Cooper Institute is excited to continue raising awareness about the importance of healthy vision through a grant provided by The Rosewood Foundation....

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