The Activity Counseling Trial (ACT) was a multi-center study conducted between 1995 and 1997 in part by The Cooper Institute and was sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The purpose of ACT was to develop and evaluate ways primary care physicians could implement physical activity counseling to sedentary patients in a clinical setting in an effort to increase and maintain their physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.
Project ACTIVE was a study conducted at The Cooper Institute over a 24-month period between January 1994 and January 1996 and included 235 sedentary, healthy adults.
Funded by the U. S. Department of Defense TRICARE Management Agency (TMA), the Healthy Eating and Active Living in TRICARE Households (HEALTH) trial was conducted between 2005 and 2008 to identify a cost effective potential benefits program that would produce weight loss in overweight/obese patients.
Being overweight or obese is related to an increase in disease and early death. The number of overweight and obese men and women in the United States continues to increase, leading to a serious public health problem.
The Lifestyle Nutrition study was conducted from October 2001-April 2002 in which we tested a curriculum that focused on teaching adults lifestyle skills for improving the quality of their diet.
The PRIME (Physically Ready for Invigorating Movement Everyday) study was conducted at The Cooper Institute over a two year study period between January 1998 and January 2000. This study compared the dedication or adherence of two different groups to physical activity based on two different types of lifestyle activity intervention over six months.