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The Power of Prevention™: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Documentary Series

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Four photos of Dr. Kenneth Cooper over the years

Known as the "father of aerobics," Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, Cooper Aerobics Founder and Chairman, has dedicated his 66-year medical career to investigating the links between cardiorespiratory fitness, good health and longevity. He has helped millions around the globe to live healthier lives—from celebrities to presidents and business leaders to everyday people alike.

When Dr. Cooper published his first bestseller, Aerobics, in 1968, he not only introduced a new word to our vocabulary but also a new concept to the world—exercise or working out as we call it today. Dr. Cooper is recognized as the leader of the international physical fitness movement and credited with motivating more people to exercise in pursuit of good health than any other person.

Ask a young person today if they work out—sure they do, but do they know why it makes them feel good and the man responsible for improving their health?

Dr. Cooper has spent his life making a difference. Learn about the man, the work, the legacy.


The Power of Prevention™ Documentary (20 minutes)

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The Impact of Aerobics Documentary (45 minutes)


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