President's Doctor Visits Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/24/06

President's Doctor Visits Lubbock

Often referred to as the Father of Aerobics, Dr. Ken Cooper is credited with starting a worldwide fitness revolution after the release of his best seller "aerobics" nearly 40 years ago. But today, Dr. Cooper is perhaps better known in Washington as the personal physician of President Bush,even though he still lives in Dallas.

This afternoon, Cooper was the guest speaker at an American Bank of Commerce luncheon in Lubbock and when we asked him about the president's health he couldn't resist turning the mic around to ask us this question.

"My question is if the President ,with what he has in his life, can find the time to exercise to control the stress in his life, because he says he exercises his heart and his head, America what is your excuse?" said Cooper.

Today, more than 2,500 universities and public schools use all or part of Dr. Cooper's fitness programs, which have been credited to a 48 percent decrease in deaths from heart disease in Americans since 1968.

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