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September 2, 2014
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Prevention Plus

Assessing Your Mobility with the Functional Fitness Assessment
Think you exercise well and aren’t at risk of injury due to muscle weakness or imbalance? Take the Functional Fitness Assessment to see just how balanced your body really is.

Fitness Files

Exercising with Sandbells
They may look like a lot of fun (and they are) but Sandbells are also an excellent fitness tool for improving strength and dexterity. Learn three Sandbell exercises to use next time you’re at the gym.

Nutrition Bites

Do Whole Grains Cause Weight Gain?
Do whole grains increase body fat? Are whole grains the culprit behind the obesity epidemic? Learn why whole grains should be an essential element in your diet.

Vitamin Aisle

Do Our Furry Friends Need Vitamins, Too?
Taking the right vitamins and supplements is one of the Eight Steps to Get Cooperized from Dr. Cooper to foster overall wellness, but is the same true for your pets?

What's New at Cooper

The Cooper Institute Rolls Out Cooper International Fitness Test in Hungary
After signing a partnership agreement last year with the Hungarian School Sport Federation, Dr. Cooper, Dr. Laura DeFina and other members of the Youth Initiatives team are visiting the International Conference on Physical Education on September 16 to roll out the new software. Read the press release.

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Join Drs. Cooper in the 2014 Dallas Heart Walk

Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Cooper began the first Dallas Heart Walk with only 450 walkers. The Dallas Heart Walk is now the largest in the nation, with more than 60,000 walkers last year. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, Dr. Kenneth Cooper will lead this year’s walk on Sept. 13 as Honorary Chairman.

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Sandbells at Cooper Fitness Center

Shannon Edwards, Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center, recommends sandbells for people of all ages exercising.


Apricot Chicken
by Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, Cooper Wellness