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Nutrition at Heart - Read today's article about heart-healthy nutrition.

Nutrition at Heart
A series of articles

A healthy heart is just as important for all of us as it is for an Olympic athlete like Leo.
How Healthy Is Your Heart?

Healthy-Heart Guide

(Cómo mantener sano el corazón)
Exercise (Ejercicio)

Cool-E welcomes you to the new Project Heart 

Cool-E and Leo welcome you to Project Heart.


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 Dr. Karla Campos, liaison to Olympian Leo Manzano
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Olympian Leo Manzano runs with heart


Olympian Leo ManzanoLeo 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. 

Olympic Silver Medal runner Leo Manzano served as Official Starter for THI's 17th Annual Great Pumpkin Fun Run. See photos.

Texas Heart Institute and Leo Manzano partner at The Manzano Mile 

View photos of The Manzano Mile event on Flickr.

View results here.

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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]

Leo Manzano and Cool-E's Healthy Heart Challenge now on Project Heart.
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» 

Learn more about Olympian Leo Manzano

Leo Manzano on Heart Health and Texas Heart Institute (en español).

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