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The concept of exercising for good health was virtually nonexistent before 1968. One man changed that. Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, knew the benefits of exercise were life-changing and life-saving. And even then he knew that he needed to separate himself from "faddism" and base all of his work on scientific legitimacy. As a result, Dr. Cooper coined the term "aerobics," inventing the revolutionary fitness concept and introducing it to the world through his 1968 best-selling book, Aerobics.

Today, Dr. Cooper and his son and CEO Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, have expanded their healthy-living mission at the Cooper Aerobics headquarters in Dallas to seven health and wellness entities that provide a variety of products and services for individuals and corporations.

Through the array of services offered, Cooper Aerobics is challenging America to Get Cooperized by adopting a healthy living mindset to live better both sooner and later.

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Aerobics—The Word that Changed the World

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