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Obesity Prevention Programs

La Vida Sana La Vida Feliz

The La Vida Sana, La Vida Feliz (Health Life, Happy Life) Project is a three-year federally funded intervention targeting obesity prevention among women in Humboldt Park.  It is currently in its final year of implementation.



Muévete is a physical activity initiative of Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention (CO-OP) Humboldt Park.  Muévete is free and promotes culturally relevant physical activities by any means, for women and the entire family.  For more information, please contact Leony Calderon or (773)342-0855.



  • Dance-Aerobics: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 6:30-7:30pm, 1440 N. Sacramento Blvd

  • Yoga & Resistance: Tue. & Thu. 1-2pm  & Tue. 6-7pm, 2753 W. Division St.

  • Yang Style Tai Chi: Mon. & Wed. 6-7pm, 2753 W. Division St. (call for registration)

  • Zumba: Tue. & Thu. 5:00pm-6:00pm 2753 W. Division St.

  • Walking: (Seasonal Apr.– Oct. ) Mon. Wed. & Fri. 12n-1pm  2753 W. Division  

  • Biking: (Seasonal Apr.  – Oct.) Tue. 6-7pm 2459 W. Division St.

*Additional Physical Activity Available*



Open Streets

Open Streets is an expanded version of last year's Sunday Parkways, stretching 8 miles through the boulevards of Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, North Lawndale and Little Village.


On August 1st 2009, thousands of people of all ages came out to enjoy the wide array of activities that Open Streets had to offer including salsa, cardio kick boxing, yoga, skateboarding, flag football, basketball, musical performances, and much more.  The opportunity to enjoy free activities on safe streets free from traffic made this event one of a kind! 


See a slideshow of this year's event:

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Watch a video of last year's event:




Active Lifestyles Reports

The Community Survey in Humboldt Park: Preventing Obesity and Improving Health

This report was produced by CO-OP Humboldt Park (Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention in Humboldt Park), a project of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago's Children (CLOCC). The report is based on an obesity related survey given to both children and adults during the summer of 2005. The report focuses on the many complex causes of obesity and calls for the community of Humboldt Park to organize and educate residents about the importance nutrition and physical activity