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.

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…...

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…... read more

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,…...

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…... read more

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…...

Stay Active in the Winter in Kansas City

Don’t Hibernate: Stay Active in the Winter in Kansas City It is that time of year, when the days are colder; and there are fewer hours of daylight. It can often feel as if the sun is hibernating. How do…...

Roasted Fall Vegetables

Looking for that perfect healthy side dish? This Roasted Vegetable Recipe is just what you're looking for!  This easy cooking method is one of the best things that will happen to vegetables in your kitchen.  Roasting vegetables in your oven…...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout the month, LiveWell Johnson County will be posting information about how to reduce your risk for developing diabetes. Before we start talking about prevention, however, let’s do a quick review of what we know…...