The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Friday, Jun 14, 2019

Protecting Eyes While Playing Outside

Outside playtime is a fun way to boost physical activity and improve children's growth and development, but don't forget to protect children’s eyes from the harsh sun....

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Texas Legislature Adjourned: Children of Texas Have a Bright Future

The 86th Legislature has officially adjourned, and the Governor will now review over 1,429 pieces of legislation that have arrived on his desk for his approval or veto. Many of the proposals promoting physical activity and children’s health were passed and now await Governor Gregg Abbott’s signature. Read more for a quick synopsis of those key measures supported by The Cooper Institute that remain law or will soon become law....

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Advocating for Whole Child Health

At The Cooper Institute, we talk a lot about improving whole-child health, but what exactly does that mean? How can parents and teachers be advocates for the health and wellness of children at home and in the community?...

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Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

6 Tips to be Screen Free and Fit

Too much screen time can be detrimental to your child’s health, and even your own. The lack of physical activity and abundance of screen time are two of the biggest obstacles to children’s health that we face. Learn more about how to reduce screen time and improve physical health for the whole family....

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Friday, Mar 08, 2019

A Vision of Health for Women

Healthy kids are generally more successful in school and in life. That’s why fitness is one of the key ingredients for setting students up for a lifetime of achievement. Another key ingredient to student success is good vision....

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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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Monday, Feb 11, 2019

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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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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, 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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Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018

Vision and Fitness is Key to Student Achievement

Good vision and eye health are key to students' ability to do well in the classroom and on the playground. Poor vision not only affects what children are able to learn, but also how well they are able to learn. By noticing when kids are struggling, teachers can not only help improve their grades, but also their vision, their fitness, and their quality of life....

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