The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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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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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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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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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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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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