The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

Message form the CEO Work, Home, and Play

This has been an interesting spring – one that none of us will forget in our lifetimes. COVID-19 has truly changed the way that we look at work, home, and play....

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Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

We Are In This Together

Remember the sounds of kids laughing and playing, the blast of the coaches’ whistles, and everyone shouting encouragement to run faster?...

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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

Legacy Award Dinner honoring the NFL Foundation

The greatest changes happen when people come together with a common vision. That was the continuing thread woven throughout the evening at the 2019 Legacy Award Dinner held in downtown Dallas at the historic Belo Mansion....

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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, 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 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 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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