Medicine: The Art of Aerobics

As a high school track star in Oklahoma City, Kenneth Hardy Cooper weighed 165 Ibs. and ran the mile in 4 mm. 30 sec. As a medical student at the University of Oklahoma, he ballooned to 196 Ibs. Soon after graduation in 1956, Dr. Cooper tried waterskiing. "I lasted three minutes," he recalls. "I was so out of condition that I nearly passed out from exhaustion, and I did throw up."

Now Cooper has trimmed down to 175 Ibs. He has rehabilitated not only himself and his wife but countless other Americans through the exercise...

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