Texas Heart Institute and Leo Manzano
partner at The Manzano Mile
View results here. View photos on Flickr. Why You Need to Participate in the Manzano Mile in 2014
By Leah Fisher Nyfeler, Austin Fit Magazine
". . . Leo Manzano is so encouraging of the youngsters; he's a partner in a program with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) to get kids started on creating healthy habits. It's called the 7-Day Healthy Heart Challenge for Kids. Basically, kids ages 5 to 13 get tips from Manzano and have access to an introductory program that will help kick-start those healthy changes, such as exercising for 20 minutes and trying a new fruit or vegetable. THI provides interactive resources on the Project Heart website." [See below]
A Big Finish for the Olympic Silver Medal - Congratulations, Leo!
Men's 1500m in London, Summer 2012.
The 7-Day Healthy Heart Challenge is now available! Leo encourages kids to train with him and Cool-E through Project Heart.
En español: Enfréntate al reto «Corazón sano»
Olympic Silver Medal runner Leo Manzano served
as Official Starter for
THI's 17th Annual Great Pumpkin Fun Run on October 27, 2012. See photos.
CARRYING THE TORCH FOR HEART HEALTH
Leo Manzano, the 5' 5" former University of Texas star, qualified for his second U.S. Olympic team with a come-from-behind first place in the U.S. Olympic Trials 1,500 meter race. Then he pulled off another come-from-behind finish to win the Silver Medal at the London 2012 Olympics!
Leo, who immigrated to Austin, Texas from Mexico when he was 4 years old, is an athlete blessed with superior aerobic capacity and endurance; and he knows that a healthy heart is at the core of his athletic success.
Not everyone has his gifts, but he believes there are small steps anyone can take to improve their heart health and that of their families. He also believes it is very important to provide young people with a healthy start in life. Leo has poured his passion into reaching out to the younger generation in his community through health and fitness programs including The Manzano Mile, a family-friendly physical fitness event open to kids of all ages.
As an ambassador for heart health, he is partnering with the Texas Heart Institute to share his journey. We'll follow his progress and cheer him on, while he encourages us to focus on our health and inspires us to never give up.