The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Does Fitness and Body Weight in Adolescents Predict Later-Life Disability?

A recent study shows that too much fat and too little fitness in teens may lead to disability down the road....

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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Impacting communities where we live, work and play

At Cooper, we want the world to be a better place and many of us strive to make it such by volunteering our time or by making a financial contribution to causes that matter to us. The Cooper Give For Good campaign allows us to make a difference where we live, work and play. In our hometown of Dallas, TX, we support organizations in our own backyard whose missions and values are closely aligned with our own....

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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

The Power of Volunteer Advocacy

Nearly half a century of research from The Cooper Institute has allowed key decision makers to advance policies that improve public health across the country and around the world, thanks to powerful research and passionate volunteers....

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Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Kids Getting a Physical? Don’t Forget Vision Screenings!

For most kids, going back to school is an exciting time of new clothes, new friends, and a new year of possibilities. For students with vision problems, it can be a source of anxiety and fear....

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Friday, Aug 02, 2019

Remembering Ross Perot

On July 9, 2019, we lost a long-time friend, Mr. H. Ross Perot. Since the early years when our work was considered controversial, Ross and his family helped support the Cooper organizations and their support never wavered. They understood that the work we were doing was destined to gain credibility and have a positive impact on the world. Without his support, the notion that exercise is medicine might never have moved forward....

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Thursday, Aug 01, 2019

A Winning Season

Celebrating a Decade of Youth Fitness With the NFL Foundation...

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Thursday, Aug 01, 2019

Cardio or Strength Training - Which Comes First? 

Which comes first, cardio or strength? Get the most out of your workout by learning whether it is better to start with aerobic training or strength training.  ...

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Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

Should You Drink Water or Sports Drinks During Physical Activity?

It’s important to stay hydrated during physical activity, especially in the summer heat. So, is it better to drink water or a sports drink? That depends on the situation....

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Friday, Jun 28, 2019

Can Aerobic Fitness Prevent Dementia? CCLS Study Examines the Connection

As the average life expectancy of U.S. adults continues to increase, dementia has come to the forefront of public health issues. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s, which is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S....

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Amber Freeland
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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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Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019

Men’s Health Month: Improving cardiorespiratory fitness reduces heart failure mortality

June is Men’s Health Month, which is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of preventive health care for men. Heart failure is a common cause of illness and death in older adults. A study by The Cooper Institute shows that improving cardiorespiratory fitness reduces heart failure mortality in men....

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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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