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    Monthly Archives: January 2012

Senior African American Couple Jogging In Park
Written by January 30, 2012

Erica Howard, MS

Research Associate
The Cooper Institute

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Are you part of the reported 55% of individuals who have proven to be continuously committed to their New Year’s resolutions a month after the turn of the year? Research has shown that 46% of individuals who partake in New Year’s Resolutions are successful at accomplishing and maintaining goals such as, smoking cessation, exercise initiation, and weight loss goals at 6 months.

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Written by January 27, 2012

Teresa McEwen, BS

Digital Project Manager
The Cooper Institute

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As spring is just around the corner, running and triathlon season go into full swing and so should you! These events aren’t just for seasoned athletes anymore … many of them are designed simply for beginners to enjoy the thrill of participation and camaraderie. Does the term “5K” sound daunting?

Map of weight loss
Written by January 25, 2012

Rachel Huber, MPH, RD

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Just this week, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the prevalence of obesity and trends in the distribution of BMI (body mass index) among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012.

chronic_backpain
Written by January 24, 2012

Karyn Hughes, MEd

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Most adults (80%) will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime and low back pain is the most common reason for missed work. Additionally, work accidents to the back occur twice as often as other injuries.

NYC_HealthProgram
Written by January 13, 2012

Rachel Huber, MPH, RD

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Over the past five years, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has released a series of campaigns targeting sugary drinks and excessive calories and encouraging people to exercise.

physicalactivity_stopdecline
Written by January 12, 2012

Gina Cortese-Shipley, MS

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Have you ever watched a kid run around and think, “Wow, they are on the move nonstop?” Research has shown that indeed physical activity declines as we age.

supertracker
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Rachel Huber, MPH, RD

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) new http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ website and SuperTracker tool.

takingthestairs_todayiwill
Written by January 2, 2012

Michael Harper, MEd

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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Embarking on a New Year, we all plan and hope to find the time to meet the Physical Activity Guidelines from the States Department of Health and Human Services.

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