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

 
 
 
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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

New FitnessGram PACER Test Remixes!

For millions of students across the country, there is one voice that both incites fear and fires up the competitive spirit in P.E. class - the voice of the FitnessGram PACER Test. Now the legendary voice of the school fitness test has changed....

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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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Monday, Jun 08, 2020

Get Active. Stay Healthy Fit Tips

After schools and businesses shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed as though we were in for a long, lazy stretch of inactivity. Fortunately, many realized that this was the perfect time to make fitness a priority at home for the whole family....

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Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Get Active. Stay Healthy.

Staying active and fit is a critical part of staying healthy. Although many schools and businesses are sending people home, it doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t still be physically active....

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

March Forth! to Oklahoma

Childhood obesity and physical inactivity is one of the greatest threats to our children’s health. Leading the charge to reduce childhood obesity in Oklahoma is House District 27 Rep. Danny Sterling, who is also the nephew of Millie Cooper, wife of Dr. Kenneth Cooper....

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

Quiet Leadership

The Untold Story of Lt. Gen. Richard L. Bohannon, the 1ST Executive Director of The Cooper Institute...

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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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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 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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