The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

Message form the CEO Work, Home, and Play

This has been an interesting spring – one that none of us will forget in our lifetimes. COVID-19 has truly changed the way that we look at work, home, and play....

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Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

We Are In This Together

Remember the sounds of kids laughing and playing, the blast of the coaches’ whistles, and everyone shouting encouragement to run faster?...

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Monday, Jun 08, 2020

Get Active. Stay Healthy Fit Tips

After schools and businesses shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed as though we were in for a long, lazy stretch of inactivity. Fortunately, many realized that this was the perfect time to make fitness a priority at home for the whole family....

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Alcohol and Cancer Risk: Can drinking too much cause cancer?

Millions of people are using alcohol to help them cope with the stress of quarantine. But can too much alcohol increase your risk of cancer? Learn more about the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer risks....

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Monday, Apr 13, 2020

Eating Well During Quarantine: Are Processed Foods Really That Bad?

Eating healthy has never been more important. But for those of us with a pantry full of processed foods, how do we make sure what we are eating is healthy?...

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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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