"So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance."
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."Kenneth H. Cooper on John F. Kennedy
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."Kenneth H. Cooper on Mahatma Gandhi
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."Kenneth H. Cooper on Jim Rohn
"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."Kenneth H. Cooper on Thomas Jefferson
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast."Kenneth H. Cooper on Thomas Jefferson
"There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams."
"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."
"The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy."
"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."