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Kenneth Cooper, MD, MPH, addresses crowd at first in-person event at Aldredge House since before the pandemic

MAY 5, 2021

Speaking about a subject that he is known worldwide to be one of the earliest voices on – preventive medicine – is second nature to Kenneth Cooper, also known as the “father of aerobics.” Dr. Cooper asserts, “It is more beneficial and cost effective to prevent disease than it is to find a cure.”  Having just celebrated his 90th birthday, Dr. Cooper is a healthy and vibrant pioneer of preventive medicine, a topic he is driven to speak and write about and one for which he is a sterling model..

He introduced the concept of exercising in pursuit of good health when he launched the world-wide phenomenon Aerobics in 1968—his first of 19 books on health and fitness. His latest book, Start Strong, Finish Strong, is a collaboration with his son, Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH.

Dr. Cooper is the founder and Chairman of Cooper Aerobics Center, the home of six health and wellness companies and The Cooper Institute, which is a nonprofit  501(c)3. His current focus is working to help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic through school-based physical fitness and nutrition programs and assessments.

Dr. Cooper spoke to physicians and other members of the Medical Alliance on May 5. The  Cinco de Mayo theme was carried out in the cuisine for the buffet dinner.  The Event was limited to fully-vaccinated members and guests.