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Overview Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, the "father of aerobics" and a leading authority on preventive medicine, joins forces with his son, Dr. Tyler C. Cooper, to give readers the tools they need to maintain strength, balance, and mental clarity as they grow older.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2007
Publisher Penguin Group USA
ISBN 1583332820 ISBN13 9781583332825
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More About Kenneth Cooper & Tyler Cooper
Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., MPH, is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on preventive medicine and as the man who started a worldwide fitness revolution with his international bestsellerAerobics. Now in his seventies, Dr. Ken Cooper is a testament to the benefits of lifelong fitness, remaining an avid skier and competitive race-walker. In addition to his work at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic and Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, he is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and spokesperson for the "no trans fat" movement. The Coopers' research arm, the Cooper Institute, continues its work investigating how preventive medicine can help us lead longer, healthier lives. Tyler C. Cooper, M.D., MPH, is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a preventive medicine specialist, an athlete, and the founder of Cooper Ventures, which strives to help people incorporate healthy living into every aspect of their lives. Doctors Ken and Tyler Cooper both live in Dallas. William Proctor has worked on twelve books with Dr. Ken Cooper, including theNew York TimesbestsellerControlling CholesterolandControlling Cholesterol the Natural Way."
Kenneth H. Cooper currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Start Strong, Finish Strong?
Good General Information On Aging Well Dec 9, 2008
Would you like to add three years to your life, live without any sort of disability for seven years when you are older, and reduce your risk of dying from cancer and coronary disease significantly? Most people think the mental and physical degeneration people experience as they age is an unavoidable fact of life. But Kenneth H. and Tyler C. Cooper, a father and son team positioned at the world famous Cooper Clinic, say otherwise. In Start Strong, Finish Strong both of these doctors, who specialize in preventative medicine, show the reader how the can prevent the unavoidable and live a healthy life. Stationed in Dallas, this father-son duo give people a practical guide to help people stay on the healthy road in life, the road that will make you look and feel better than you ever have.
For a huge payoff that will last your entire life, buying, reading, and then following the guidelines given by this book is sure to help you start and finish strong.
It's helped me along Dec 1, 2008
My doctor told me last spring that I had to start exercising and eating a little more sensibly. I dawdled for a while, and then decided to order a couple of books to see if they would help. I got a book by Dr. Weil, and also Start Strong, Finish Strong. Both books are exceptional, and they did the trick. Im 63 and I could follow the recommendations easily. Good common sense stuff in this book. Nothing faddish. I like what the Cooper's are saying, and I've been heeding their advice for a couple of months now. My physical is in early February, and I'm not worried about it. :-)
Disappointed Aug 13, 2008
I went for this book because of my particular history, and I was disappointed. I was fired from a job in April, 1968 for obesity and hyperlipemia. Ken Cooper's original book "Aerobics" had been published in March and became my bible in my odessey back to health. As I have aged I have developed leg and foot problems that make a treadmill or road work very painfull to use. So I recently bought "The Aerobics Program for Total Well-Being" to try to integrate the elliptical trainer into my program and was surprised to find that I had bought an antique published in 1985 before there were elliptical trainers. Then I went to the next book, this one, and found it to be a "rah, rah, let's exercise." I don't need to be convinced to exercise, I need specific data; and I found this book lacking.
A Worthy Read, Indeed Feb 1, 2008
Dr. Cooper has made and continues to make an incredible contribution to the collective body of intelligence on health and aging. It's just too bad so many adults choose to ignore his scientifically proven prescription for longevity and health. He's the "Father of Aerobics", but his true legacy will be the contribution he's making now for the next generation of Americans - our children - who are plagued with epidemic levels of obesity and associated poor fitness and health. For the first time since data have been kept on the topic, the projection on longevity is that it will actually decline - and decline significantly - in the U.S. in the next generation unless the trend in childhood obesity is reversed. Thank God Dr. Cooper turned down the invitation to become the U.S. Surgeon General in 2006 and began, instead, to focus on the problem at the state level in Texas where some progress can actually be made. As for this book, everything you need to know about living longer is there. The one thing it cannot teach you is the discipline to actually live the program. No book can do that.
Start Strong, Finish Strong Jan 24, 2008
I found the book helpful except for the tables on pages (unnumbered)370-374. Page 370: No labels for the horizontal axis (5th what?). Page 373: Same here, however I must assume these are years for age. And, assuming again, the values in the body are likely times (minutes and seconds?). I first read Ken's "Aerobics" in the 60's and continue to be guided by it.