Healthy West Chicago
We need to engage youth, seniors, and everyone in between. We need to connect with and appeal to all ethnicities and socioeconomic groups represented in our community. Our future sustainability depends on it.
~Mayor Ruben Pineda
West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda wants many things for his community, and at the top of the list is the overall wellness of its people. Obesity has become a national epidemic across all demographic groups, and West Chicago’s childhood obesity rate is higher than the national average.
As our country embarks on healthcare reform, our best defense will be self-imposed preventative healthcare measures. We need to focus on nutrition and physical fitness solutions that make the healthy choice the easy choice. Healthy lifestyles are difficult to maintain without supportive environments. A collective effort that engages residents, elected officials, schools, faith communities, hospitals, park district, library, restaurants and other local businesses is critical in creating this overall culture of wellness.
Learn more about the initiative to make West Chicago one of the healthiest communities in the region through a commitment to "making the healthy choice the easy choice" when it comes to nutrition and physical activity.
Healthy West Chicago Action Plan - .pdf 6MB
Please visit the Healthy West Chicago website.
Recent News About Healthy West Chicago
The City of West Chicago took first place in the inaugural DuPage County Walking Challenge, a first year event inspired by West Chicago’s commitment to its annual Move with the Mayor (MWTM) campaign that encourages residents to get up and get moving in the month of September. Earlier this year, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda […]Read More
The following information is provided by the World Heart Federation. What is World Heart Day? In May 2012, world leaders committed to reducing global mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all NCD deaths making it the world’s number one killer. World Heart Day […]Read More
Free Morning Yoga Flier English – .pdf 937 kbFree Morning Yoga Flier Spanish – .pdf 514 kb Free Evening Yoga Flier English – .pdf 2MBFree Evening Yoga Flier Spanish – .pdf 2MB For those looking for the many benefits that yoga provides, join Healthy West Chicago on the mat this fall. The not-for-profit is offering […]Read More
Exciting bonus activities have been added to 2020 Virtual Move with the Mayor Challenge beginning in September! Engage in fun Wellness activities and earn bonus steps to help you achieve your goals. Following each activity, a QR code will appear, scan the code and automatically receive bonus steps. Once the Challenge has started, just press the ‘Bonus Activities’ selector ** in […]Read More
West Chicago Mayor Shares Enthusiasm for Move with the Mayor Campaign – Recruits Additional DuPage Mayors for Friendly Competition
Earlier this year, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda presented a compelling invitation to other DuPage County Mayors at the June Mayors and Mangers conference call to join him in a national movement campaign to increase community health through an increase in physical activity. For the fourth year, West Chicago will be participating in the Move […]Read More
With the emphasis on physical activity during the month of September for West Chicago’s Virtual Move with the Mayor Challenge, it is important to know how to do so while social distancing. The following information on this topic is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Move with the Mayor Virtual Challenge English – […]Read More
As an alternative to the traditional 5K group runs that are extremely popular in the western suburbs but not advisable due to the need to social distance, Healthy West Chicago is sponsoring a Virtual 5K Fun Run on the weekend of August 22 & 23, 2020 as part of this year’s Move with the Mayor […]Read More
Mayor Leads West Chicago in a Virtual Physical Activity Challenge to Boost Physical Activity Nationwide Related Links Healthy West Chicago Movement AppShare a photo of your activity Mayor Ruben Pineda is joined by eighteen other mayors in a nationwide initiative to reduce heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 killer, by encouraging residents to […]Read More
Mayor to Lead Residents in a Virtual Physical Activity Challenge to Boost Physical Activity Nationwide Mayor Ruben Pineda is joining eighteen other mayors in a nationwide initiative to reduce heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 killer, by encouraging residents to get up and get moving. Mayor Pineda will kick off West Chicago’s third […]Read More
Upgrade to Heka Walk v6.5 for Android Users – .pdf Continuing its tradition of promoting an active lifestyle through an organized campaign of movement activities, Healthy West Chicago partners once again with the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention for the 2020 Move with the Mayor Challenge (MWTM). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]Read More