The Stand Up (more) & Eat (better) web site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day. We are promoting "calorie literacy". You can learn to:
- Stand up more (i.e., sit less)
- Find simple ways be physically active in different places
- Add more moderate and vigorous exercise into your daily life
- Make the most of your daily calories by choosing nutrient-rich, low-calorie foods
- Eat proper portions
- Reduce excess fat and sugar in your diet
- Live in settings that foster active living and healthy eating habits
- Use proven tools and programs that will help you adopt healthier habits
Why Stand Up & Eat
Stand Up & Eat is a copyright-free outreach web site from The Cooper Institute
, a nonprofit research and education center based in Dallas, Texas. We are using this web site to make many of our evidence-based educational materials and programs available for free so more people can improve the quality of their lives through better health practices. Initial funding for the site has been made possible by an anonymous donor who has become very concerned about the dramatic increase in obesity and other health issues worldwide.
The goals of the web site are to:
- Empower consumers to take charge of their health by attaining calorie balance
- "Give back" to donors, friends, customers, and collaborators by sharing Cooper Institute expertise and resources in physical activity and nutrition
- Establish new and strengthen existing relationships with visitors
- Become widely-known as a trusted source of health-related (especially, active living and healthy eating) information
- Provide a space where people can communicate about and collaborate on calorie balance topics and issues
How Can I Help?
You can contribute to the Stand Up & Eat cause by visiting the site often, commenting on our blog , giving us feedback, telling others about the site, and/or making a donation to The Cooper Institute.
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Contact The Cooper Institute if you are interested in becoming a site sponsor.
What is The Cooper Institute?
The Cooper Institute is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) center that was founded in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H. who believed that it was as important to try to prevent disease through exercise and good nutrition as it was to treat and cure it. For nearly four decades, through meticulous research at The Cooper Institute, this vision has been reaffirmed and strengthened. What was once looked upon as "opinion" has become scientific reality.
The Cooper Institute continues to do research in epidemiology, exercise physiology, behavior change, hypertension, children's health issues, obesity, nutrition, aging and other health issues. Research conducted at The Cooper Institute has influenced major national public policy initiatives from the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Cooper Institute is also committed to educating and certifying fitness and health leaders worldwide. We offer over 20 courses in Dallas or "At Your Site" and numerous fitness tools including books and DVDs. We also partner with research, corporate, and government organizations to develop health education materials for different populations. In addition, FITNESSGRAM®, developed by The Cooper Institute in 1982, has become the fitness assessment of choice in thousands of schools/school districts with millions of students being tested annually.
Who Is Dr. Cooper?
When Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., published his first bestseller, Aerobics
, in 1968, he introduced a new word and a new concept to the world. Millions of people have started exercising, motivated by his preventive medicine research, persuasive public appearances, and a series of inspiring books. In short, a young Air Force physician who had once been a track star in his native Oklahoma started a worldwide fitness and preventive medicine revolution.