The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

Is Physical Activity Related to Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes?

During the COVID-19 virus pandemic, researchers have found a number of risk factors for increased COVID severity....

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Monday, Sep 12, 2022

Does Being a “Weekend Warrior” Exerciser Help to Reduce Mortality Risk?

While most health and fitness enthusiasts are quite familiar with the most recent Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it’s not clear whether physical activity is as beneficial when concentrated in just a couple of days per week versus spread throughout the week....

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Monday, Aug 29, 2022

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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022

Is Handgrip Strength Related to Future Health Outcomes?

There are several different components of physical fitness; these include cardiorespiratory (aerobic) fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, and body weight status (e.g., BMI, percent body fat). Over the past few decades, it has become indisputable that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness are strongly related to a decreased risk of several adverse health outcomes....

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Is Muscular Strength a Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation in Older Adults?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat that is seen in clinical settings, and affects approximately 1% of the U.S. population....

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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

10,000 steps a day: does one goal fit all?

Over the past several years, it has been ingrained in our culture that the goal for people whose primary activity consists of walking is 10,000 steps per day. You may be surprised to learn that the origin of this recommendation is not completely clear, and little data exists to support this number....

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Friday, Apr 08, 2022

Physical Activity, Body Weight Status, and Serum Vitamin D Levels in Healthy Women: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

Cooper Institute researchers recently reported on 7553 healthy women who received a comprehensive physical exam at the Cooper Clinic between 2006 and 2018. Blood vitamin D level, physical activity level, and body weight status were assessed at the time of the exam....

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Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022

Dietary Carbohydrate: Facts and Misconceptions

The article discusses facts and misconceptions regarding dietary carbohydrate....

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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

High-Energy Protein Foods and Drinks: an Oxymoron?

Protein is one of 6 essential nutrients needed by the body for survival (the other 5 are carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water). Amino acids serve as the building blocks of the large and complex protein molecules that we consume in our diet....

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