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Active for Life - Increasing Physical Activity Levels in Adults Age 50 and Older!
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The Cooper Institute

The Cooper InstituteThe Cooper Institute, located in Dallas, Texas, is a non-profit research and education center dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationship between living habits and health, and providing leadership in implementing these concepts to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals.

The Cooper Institute conducts research in epidemiology, exercise physiology, behavior change, hypertension, children's health issues, obesity, nutrition, aging and other health issues. Papers from The Cooper Institute are among the most frequently cited references in the scientific literature on topics related to physical fitness, physical activity, and health. Research conducted at the Institute has influenced major national public policy initiatives from the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Cooper Institute has more than 600 articles and manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and lay publications, with approximately 50 publications per year in each of the last five years.

Active Living Every Day, a premier course offered at The Cooper Institute, teaches people skills they need to realistically fit physical activity into their daily lives. Active Living Every Day is one of the programs being used in the Active for Life research program.

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Cooper Contact Info

The Cooper Institute
12330 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

Phone: 972-341-3200
Fax: 972-341-3227

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