The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

Message from the CEO: Laura F. DeFina

As we say goodbye to a decade, The Cooper Institute looks forward to 2020 and beyond....

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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Vision for a Healthy Future Continues

The Cooper Institute is excited to continue raising awareness about the importance of healthy vision through a grant provided by The Rosewood Foundation....

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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Preventing and Managing Diabetes with Exercise

For the 30 million Americans with diabetes, exercise may be the key to living #WELLintothefuture....

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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Intermittent Fasting: What Does the Research Say?

Intermittent fasting is the most recent hot topic among popular diet trends, but what is it and does it work?...

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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

African-Americans At Greatest Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

An estimated 40% of American adults may be vitamin D deficient. For African-Americans, that number may be nearly double at 76% according to a new study by The Cooper Institute....

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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, 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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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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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The 1975 Elite Runners Study: How Are Elite Distance Runners Different From the Rest of Us?

May is National Runners Month, so what better time to dust off one of our favorite studies on elite long-distance runners? This 1975 study was the first of its kind, helping us better understand how these incredible athletes differ from the rest of us mere mortals....

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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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