"Far too many times over the next 12 to 15 years, it was brought to my attention that people who followed my exercise guidelines exactly but ignored their diet, their weight and their cigarette smoking had heart attacks at age 55."
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."Kenneth H. Cooper on Mae West
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."Kenneth H. Cooper on Jim Davis
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."Kenneth H. Cooper on Orson Welles
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."Kenneth H. Cooper on Maimonides
"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise."Kenneth H. Cooper on Linford Christie
"There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams."
"The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy."
"So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance."
"Now I say that if you run more than 15 miles a week, it's for something other than aerobic fitness. Once you pass 15 miles, you do not see much further improvement."
"We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform."