Cooper Publishing Group
Biological Sciences Press

Cooper Publishing Group publishes college text, professional-reference and general audience books in exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching education, fitness, health and nutrition. We also publish college textbooks in the biological sciences under our Biological Sciences Press imprint.

We continue to expand our book offerings in all areas of the college textbook market. If you are searching for a publisher for a new or revised college text project and desire a professional assessment of your publishing options please contact: The Publisher, Cooper Publishing Group, PO Box 1129, Traverse City, MI 49685. With more than 30 years of publishing experience we strive to provide our authors with the best book publishing service.


24 Hour Fitness Machines Top Weight

The availability of a 24hr fitness gym gives you absolute control over your muscle fitness routine. Home exercise machines equal 24hr workout access. Oh, the joys of no body-hugging fitness apparel, no travel time to health clubs like Fitness XSport, no parking hassles, no sweaty equipment, no demented, yapping dogs, and no weather woes! With 24hr fitness equipment such as a treadmill or elliptical machine at your disposal, you can be up and running in less time than it takes to say gym bag.

Anyone who exercises fitness choices on a daily basis, no matter what form these take, will experience an enhanced quality of life, a greater sense of vitality and wellbeing, and natural weight loss without excessively restrictive diets. Making a workout in your own 24hr fitness center part of your daily routine, also improves coping skills as far as stress is concerned.


6 Keys to Self Publishing Success

Authors who decide to publish their own books can set themselves up to succeed. If you've decided you want to try your hand at self-publishing, here are six of the best ways to get on the right track to self-publishing success.

Treat it like a business For most authors, writing is an avocation, something you fit into the rest of your life. It may be a private refuge of creativity, a space that's outside the storms of day-to-day life. But book publishing is a business, and a self-publisher has a responsibility to run her business efficiently, and at a profit. You should expect the same.

Keep accurate records You are about to become a content provider, perhaps even an information entrepreneur. Your ability to make informed choices as your business matures is dependent on how good your information is. Keeping track of your business, understanding profit and loss and how to prepare rational budgets and projections about your publishing project are all necessities of business.


9 Pioneers of Fitness

In composing any list of important people in almost any field, everybody will have his or her own favorites. Also, in weight lifting, body building, physical fitness, aerobics, just to name a few areas, there are so many people who have contributed so much that it is difficult to pare the list down adequately. I have attempted, however, to include people who have repeatedly come to my attention since my first contact with weight training at age 16 in 1961. I have tried to put the emphasis on people who I felt were somewhat pivotal in the areas of weight lifting, body building, aerobics or general physical fitness. I am sure that many readers will have their own favorites.


Achieve High Fitness Levels With

A high level of physical fitness is something many people want to achieve. This is because improved physical fitness is associated with a better looking body, higher energy levels and an improved immune system. In this article I provide three key ways to improve your physical fitness levels.

1) LIFESTYLE CHANGE:- One of the easiest ways to improve your current fitness levels is to make small, positive changes to your daily routine. Specifically, you need to improve your diet and your exercise routine. As I have mentioned, these changes do not have to be large. If you make small, regular changes to your lifestyle, over time these will become significant changes which provide impressive results.


Advice On Sports Nutrition Supplements

Have you wondered how your favorite athletes do their workout? Or what kind of exercises they perform, what kind of food they eat or how do they manage to relax under pressure situations? Probably you don't care about all this because what matters for you is their performance in the sport. But it doesn't mean that they don't take care of themselves like we do.

In fact, athletes need to monitor their lifestyle very closely and keep their health conditions at par with their competitors; not just by eating right food items but also by consuming supplements.

Supplements are an integral part of athletes' diet. It is required to have an enhancement of their endurance, and also to increase or, if not increase, at least maintain the appropriate muscle mass to be able to improve size and strength.


Are Retirees Dummying Down Biologically

It is widely know that your brain is like a muscle, or at least it operates in much the same way. If you work out every day, you muscles become very strong, and if you think a lot, your mind becomes so much faster at processing and reasoning. No one can really deny any of that, it seems to be the reality of how things work. Now then, not long ago I was discussing all this with a psychologist professor, retired, at the local Starbucks, and he noted that as people age, they lose their processing speed, memory, and ability to reason as well.

In fact, without being too awfully critical, I was underwhelmed with his knowledge recollection of his own area of study, and I'd have expected more from a professor of psychology in that regard, and yet, he admitted that he'd been away from teaching at New York State University for about 15-years now, and really hadn't kept up with it much. That's too bad, but he didn't seem to mind and even told me that after much consideration he considered information knowledge somewhat over rated.


Bench Press for Your Brain

We all understand what happens to our body as it ages.

Without intervention (an exercise/activity program) we know that our muscles waste, our lung capacity decreases, our heart gets weaker, our bones become brittle, our flexibility and mobility decrease, our reaction time slows, our posture suffers, we move slower and we become more susceptible to illness and injury.

Unless of course we happen to live a naturally active lifestyle (one where we regularly expend lots of energy, move, lift, stress our body... consistently do stuff physically).

I have spoken before on this site about a concept called biological age (also known as physiological age) and we have established that by controlling certain variables (diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress levels) we can absolutely turn back our body clock. Even though we may be fifty (chronologically) we can 'build' ourself the body equivalent to that of a typical thirty year-old (in terms of cardio-vascular function, strength, bone density, blood pressure, flexibility).


Cellular Nutrition is the Best

Quite evidently, the very best basic nutrition is absorbed through cellular nutrition. What a joy to hear the excitement in the voice and see the astonishment in the eyes of a person who has started a cell activated nutrition program! The reaction is typical enough that it's no wonder certain specific programs like these are among the world's most popular. Yet the happiness and exuberance expressed, about the newly discovered energy level and overall sense of well being that comes with them, is always unique and gratifying.

What is Cellular Nutrition?

Cellular Nutrition is the principle that would be adhered to by a person seeking the very best solid basic nutrition program. It's been found that in order to be genuinely effective, nutrition must start and stay at the cellular level. This makes great sense because we, our bodies, are made up of trillions of cells, each with its own special function and basic nutritional needs to perform that function. So, it becomes of prime importance not only to find out what each of these specialized cells nutritional requirements are, but then to make sure the correct specific nutrition is delivered to each cell and be properly absorbed by each cell. The Medical Advisory Board researches for the exact best ingredients and calculates the nutrient ratios in the very best supplement nutrition programs available. These programs produce a kind of nutritional efficiency that is optimal nutrition for each and every cell in the body!


Chemical and Biological Warfare

Did you know that in Osama bin Laden's treasure trove of files was information on how to disperse bio-weapons in America, he wanted to use ricin? Yes, that's a scary thought indeed. Did you know that Hilary Clinton is going to speak at Geneva, Switzerland - at the convention meeting coming up - about the need for more control and rules over the use of bio-weapons?

Consider if you will the cache of bio-weapons which escaped from Libya recently, or even the arrests made in and around Atlanta of so-called home grown terrorists with the taped recording of how to turn castor beans into ricin recently.

Bio-weaponry is not new, nor are chemical weapons, after all in the trenches of WW I they were very deadly, surely you've heard of mustard gas and the like. There is a good account of how chemical and "bacterial weapons" (the predecessor title given to bio-weapons) in the book; "The Command of the Air" by Giulio Douhet. You can get your own copy as there was a recent re-publication through the University of Alabama Press in 2009; ISBN: 978-0-8173-5608-8 which is wholly based and re-printed from the author's 1929 work.


Chemistry Nutritional Supplements Or Whole Foods

Increasingly, as if there is a "new" discovery parade for the latest cure-all, probiotics have come again to the forefront. As I read the varying articles and studies, I am struck by how far afield we have come from normal, common sense.

In order to maintain a healthy body, there is a tripod of health: body, mind, and spirit. Knock out one leg of that stool, and the stool topples over. Probiotics, diet, dietary supplements address only the "body" leg of the health tripod. So let's start there.

Anything taken externally, whether it is natural or medical (chemical or surgical) in support of the physical, has only ever been intended as temporary support until we have regained or achieved the necessary consciousness to support complete and perfect health; much as you might use a crutch to recover from a broken leg. When the leg is healed, we throw the crutch away as we should throw the supplements and medications away.