The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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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

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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Monday, Feb 11, 2019

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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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Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

Screentime is detrimental to whole child health and vision

The lack of physical activity and abundance of screen time are two of the biggest obstacles to children’s health that we face. Sitting too much can be considered as dangerous of a risk factor for health as smoking, while excessive screen time is leading to a dramatic increase in nearsightedness. According to the Vision Impact Institute, physical activity can improve whole child health and vision....

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Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018

The Benefits of Playing Outside

Playing outside can be a fun way to encourage physical activity, but did you know it can also have an impact on the development of myopia, or near-sightedness, in children? Learn more about the benefits of outside play and the impact on whole-child health....

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Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018

Exercise is an important part of diabetes prevention and management

Exercise is an important part of diabetes prevention and management. Watch our recent discussion on WFAA Channel 8 to learn how to take control of this condition....

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Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018

Whole child health leads to whole child success

Setting your student up for success starts long before that first bell rings. Eye exams are critical to ensure that they perform well in the classroom, in the gym, and in extra-curricular activities....

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Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018

Vision and Fitness is Key to Student Achievement

Good vision and eye health are key to students' ability to do well in the classroom and on the playground. Poor vision not only affects what children are able to learn, but also how well they are able to learn. By noticing when kids are struggling, teachers can not only help improve their grades, but also their vision, their fitness, and their quality of life....

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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

Rise up: Creating a Culture of Health in Georgia

Since 2012, Georgia SHAPE has been helping schools teach kids to live happier, healthier and more active lives. Led by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia SHAPE initiative is dedicated to improving Georgia’s future by improving child health and wellness in a program that is rooted in research. [READ MORE +]...

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