"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."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Kenneth H. Cooper on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Kenneth H. Cooper on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Kenneth H. Cooper on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Kenneth H. Cooper on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Kenneth H. Cooper on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"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."