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

 
 
 
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Being Physically Fit can Help Decrease Risk of Premature Death in Men with Emotional Distress

An estimated 20 million Americans have symptoms of major depressive disorder, a known risk factor for heart disease and death. Can physical fitness help decrease the risk of premature death for people with depressive disorders?...

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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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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Meyer Society Lecture Series: Margaret Spellings looks to long-range planning as the key to success in Texas

It was a lovely spring night as people from all over Dallas gathered for the second annual Meyer Society Lecture Series by The Cooper Institute. This year’s event featured Margaret Spellings, a renowned education thought leader and public policy expert who notably spearheaded the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as the secretary of education under president George W. Bush. Most recently, Spellings served as the president of the University of North Carolina System before leaving to help lead the efforts at Texas 2036 - a nonprofit focused on long-range, data-based planning to build a better Texas by the bicentennial year....

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Gluten: Facts and Fallacies

Diet trends may come and go, but there are some basic facts about nutrition that never change no matter how the general population interprets them. Take gluten for example. Many people are going to great lengths to avoid gluten in their diets with food manufacturers and some restaurants touting their ‘gluten-free’ products as part of a healthy lifestyle....

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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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Thursday, Apr 04, 2019

Living Legacy: Amy Meyer Barrentine Remembers Her Father

Amy Meyer Barrentine remembers her father's legacy....

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Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019

Is High-fructose Corn Syrup Really any Worse Than any Other Simple Sugar?

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) really more dangerous than other types of sugar? Does it cause obesity? Read on to learn the truth about added sugars in our diet....

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Monday, Apr 01, 2019

Volunteers Lead the Charge In Austin

On March 4, volunteers and staff from The Cooper Institute traveled to Austin to educate the 86th Texas Legislature about the importance of building a healthier generation now and Well. Into the Future....

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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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Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

Does a family history of chronic disease keep you from being active?

Having a family history of conditions like heart disease, cancer, or diabetes typically means having a significant risk of developing these serious health issues. Learn more about how increasing physical activity helps to decrease the risk....

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

The Cooper Institute Texas Legislative Agenda

Founded in Dallas in 1970, The Cooper Institute has a vested interest in the health of our home state....

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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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