The Cooper Institute has been a leading health and fitness provider for as long as that category has existed. It was founded in 1970, by Kenneth Cooper, MD, who was an Air Force Doctor when he started researching the role of exercise on general health. He published the results of his research in 1968; titled simply Aerobics, which is the first time that word had ever been used! He literally is called the “Father of Aerobics”, and the organization he founded continues to do much of the cutting edge research being conducted in the fields of exercise science (including resistance training), nutrition, and health. The website offers a plethora of information and tools freely available, including calculators for how many calories you actually eat, burn, proper portion sizes, and determining your optimal weight.
Check this site out HERE if you are even remotely interested in learning more about fitness.