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The word that changed the world—aerobics.

Most people don’t realize Dr. Kenneth Cooper coined the word aerobics. The verb "aerobic" existed, meaning "to live in air or with oxygen." Dr. Cooper added one letter—an "s"—and in an instant created the noun "aerobics."

But there’s more to that word than meets the eye. Aerobics is a movement filled with people who read a book and followed a plan that changed their lives. Learn more about the benefits of aerobics.

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The Aerobic-Strength Balance

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Aerobic vs. Cardiovascular Exercise

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