Kenneth H. Cooper

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Date of Birth March 4, 1931
Place of Birth Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Age 90 years old
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Kenneth H. Cooper is a doctor of medicine and former Air Force Colonel from Oklahoma, who pioneered the benefits of doing aerobic exercise for maintaining and improving health. He is the author of the 1968 book Aerobics, which emphasized a point system for improving the cardiovascular system. The popular mass market version was The New Aerobics, published ten years later. His points system is also the walking.

About Kenneth H. Cooper

An Oklahoma-born U.S. Air Force physician, he introduced the idea and practice of aerobics. He published a popular 1968 book, Aerobics, on the topic.

Kenneth H. Cooper Before Fame

Working in the Air Force in the 1960s, he devised a points-based scale of physical fitness that he used to evaluate the impact of various exercises.

Achievement of Kenneth H. Cooper

His bestselling book, Aerobics, increased the number of runners 100-fold and influenced an entire generation of exercisers.

Kenneth H. Cooper Family Life

He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Associations of Kenneth H. Cooper

He and Jack LaLanne both did a a great deal to motivate Americans to become more active.

Information related to Kenneth H. Cooper

  • Aerobics - Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness.
  • Bill Orban - William Robert Orban was a Canadian public servant and academic. He was a "pioneer" in the field of physical fitness, best known for creating the 5BX and XBX programmes in the late 1950s.
  • Exercise - Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.
  • Exercise physiology - Exercise physiology is the physiology of physical exercise. It is one of the allied health professions that involves the study of the acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise.
  • Physical fitness - Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.
  • Power walking - Power Walking or Speed walking is the act of walking with a speed at the upper end of the natural range for the walking gait, typically 7 to 9 km/h. To qualify as power walking as opposed to jogging or running, at least one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times.
  • Exercise instructors
  • Physicians from Oklahoma
  • American exercise and fitness writers
  • American Christian writers
Latest information about Kenneth H. Cooper updated on April 21, 2021.

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