The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

 
 
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Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

Can exercise help children sleep better?

How much sleep is your child getting? We know physical activity and good nutrition is important for student performance and growth development, but sometimes we don’t pay enough attention to sleep....

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Friday, Feb 08, 2019

Physical Activity: Can you get too much of a Good Thing?

Is too much exercise dangerous? Study shows that extreme exercise does not increase risk of death from heart disease...

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Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019

Building a Strong, Safer Dallas

Our first responders are an integral part our communities, working hard everyday to keep us safe. Good physical health is necessary for their protection and ours, but finding recruits who meet the physical requirements is becoming more of a challenge. Are our children ready to serve their communities and their country?...

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Monday, Jan 28, 2019

Healthy Children Today, Better Workforce Tomorrow

Dallas may not have won the bid for Amazon HQ2, but business and community leaders are already learning and looking ahead to prepare North Texas for the next opportunity. We have much to offer, including a thriving economy, relatively low cost of living, and plenty of available real estate, but our people are always our greatest asset. The Cooper Institute and Dallas ISD are meeting that challenge on all fronts....

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Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

Screentime is detrimental to whole child health and vision

The lack of physical activity and abundance of screen time are two of the biggest obstacles to children’s health that we face. Sitting too much can be considered as dangerous of a risk factor for health as smoking, while excessive screen time is leading to a dramatic increase in nearsightedness. According to the Vision Impact Institute, physical activity can improve whole child health and vision....

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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

The Truth About the Keto Diet

Hip and trendy diets are a dime a dozen, promising rapid weight loss and better overall health. But many, like the Ketogenic Diet, are more hype than health. Learn more about the keto diet and why it doesn’t hold its weight in a crowded weight-loss market....

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Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019

Fit or Fad: Diet Ratings for New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is always a great chance to set new goals for ourselves – especially when it comes to living a healthier life. With all the diet options available, do you know which ones measure up and which ones flop?...

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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Your Gift Makes an Impact

The holiday season is a time for family, friends and giving – and we are so grateful to count you as a member of our family. As you consider your gifts at this time, we ask you to consider The Cooper Institute in your year-end giving plans....

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Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018

The Benefits of Playing Outside

Playing outside can be a fun way to encourage physical activity, but did you know it can also have an impact on the development of myopia, or near-sightedness, in children? Learn more about the benefits of outside play and the impact on whole-child health....

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Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018

Exercise is an important part of diabetes prevention and management

Exercise is an important part of diabetes prevention and management. Watch our recent discussion on WFAA Channel 8 to learn how to take control of this condition....

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Friday, Nov 16, 2018

New Update to Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is out now. Learn more about the new recommendations, what has changed, and how to live a healthier life....

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Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018

Whole child health leads to whole child success

Setting your student up for success starts long before that first bell rings. Eye exams are critical to ensure that they perform well in the classroom, in the gym, and in extra-curricular activities....

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