LiveWell JOCO Blog

Stay informed with regular updates from the LiveWell Johnson County Blog, including tips for chronic disease prevention, healthy food inspiration, and news from the neighborhood.

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout   Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and Live Well Johnson County is encouraging all Johnson County residents to commit or recommit to healthy, tobacco-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on…... read more

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day. In 1991, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) worked together to establish the first official World Diabetes Day. Since then, people all over the world have used November 14th as…...

Walk to School on Wednesday!

Walk to School on Wednesday!   Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day. At least 17 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with the National Center…...

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke in Apartments and Condominiums

Dangers of Secondhand Smoke If you live in an apartment or condominium, cigarette smoke can easily seep into your home. It can sift in through the ventilation system or open windows. Or the space between the water pipes. Or even…...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high…...

Happy Hydrating! – Health Benefits of Water

  Health Benefits of Water   As hot summer turns into cooler fall and families settle back into a school routine, some of the habits we grew accustomed to may change. It's easy to remember to drink water during the…... read more

Power Up to Prevent Diabetes with a Power Salad

Power Up to Prevent Diabetes with a Power Salad The sun is out. The flowers are blooming. Spring is in the air. Check out LiveWell’s Power Salad and make a meal to match your mood! This salad is packed with…...

May is American Stroke Month

American Stroke Month May is American Stroke Month. Did you know each year about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack? The good news is, that about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. What Is A Stroke?…...

Olathe Ridgeview Hy-Vee Healthy Checkout

Healthy Checkout Do you or your kids ever grab an unhealthy, sugar-laden snack or drink as you wait in line at the grocery store? Even if your shopping cart is filled with healthy foods, checkout lanes often tempt you and…...

Diabetes Alert Day 2017

Diabetes Alert Day Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is Diabetes Alert Day. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and…...

Heart Healthy Salsa

Take Care of your Ticker…it's Heart Health Month!   One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and your heart is to eat heart healthy foods! Bright colored vegetables and fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals,…... read more

Check Your Blood Pressure at Olathe Public Library

Check Out Books and Your Blood Pressure LiveWell Johnson County and the Olathe Public Library at 201 E. Park St. teamed up to offer patrons a way to monitor their blood pressure. The large pharmacy-style machines, provided by Humana, are…...

Prevent Diabetes KC (Part 2)

In Prevent Diabetes KC-part 1, we met Steve, a fifty-something, metro Kansas City man who was on a quest to get healthier. He was overweight, suffered from osteoarthritis and had a family history of type 2 diabetes. Steve was determined…...

Don’t Go Breaking Your Heart KC

Don’t Go Breaking Your Heart KC Every February we celebrate American Heart Month in order to remember and raise awareness about the importance of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. 1…...

Prevent Diabetes KC (Part 1)

Prevent Diabetes KC  Steve, a fifty-something, metro Kansas City man was on a quest to get healthier and prevent diabetes. He was overweight, suffered from osteoarthritis and had a family history of type 2 diabetes. Steve was determined to find…...