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.

So I’ve broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.

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.

Kenneth H. Cooper Fitness Quotes

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.

There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet proper exercise breaking the smoking habit control of alcohol stress management and periodic exams.

Kenneth H. Cooper Diet Quotes