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1968: The Year That Rocked the World

1968: Interview With Kenneth Cooper

Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., 77, is a former Air Force doctor whose first book, Aerobics, published in 1968, reinvented the way athletes, the medical profession, and normal folks (including recovering heart attack patients) regard exercise and cardiovascular health. Cooper, an outspoken maverick, has often been called wrong—and just as often been proved right. He’s still seeing patients, still exercising every day, and still innovating and advocating on behalf of fitness and the human heart, largely through the Dallas, Texas–based Cooper Aerobics Center, which he started as a small medical practice in 1970. … Back to Article

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