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.

6 Healthy Holiday Tips

6 Healthy Holiday Tips    Avoid overeating. Food is often the major theme at holiday parties so here are a few things to keep in mind for your parties. Go easy on appetizers, meats, desserts, cream sauces and fill your plate…... read more

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting in January

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting In January   As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk…...

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City   The Kansas City metro area is a leader in the efforts to reduce teen vaping and tobacco use through Tobacco 21 policies. Since, 2015 more than 28 jurisdictions in the Kansas City area…...

Vaping: What You Need To know

What Is Vaping?   You’ve seen it in convenient stores, you’ve heard it helps you quit smoking, you may even have children in school who tell you “everyone’s doing it!” But what is vaping? Vaping is the method of using…...

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout Thursday, November 15 is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.  This annual observance encourages tobacco and e-cigarette users to quit for a day – in hopes of quitting for life.   Tools to Help You Quit…...

Pharmer’s Markets Begin June 16!

Pharmer's Markets   Customers most often interact with their pharmacist in the few minutes it takes to pick up their prescription. Rarely do they engage pharmacists in conversations about chronic health conditions or ask questions about how they can better…... read more

DASH Diet

DASH Diet The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been ranked “best diet for 8th year in a row” by US News & World Report. The DASH diet plan was developed to lower blood pressure without medication. The…...

Check Out Books and Your Blood Pressure

Check Out Books and Your Blood Pressure February is American Heart Month and Library Lovers Month. Did you know you can celebrate both of these at the Johnson County Central Resource Library? LiveWell Johnson County, the Johnson County Department of…...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

New Blood Pressure Guidelines In November the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new blood pressure guidelines. The new recommendations set numerical categories and use new terminology. The new guidelines are: Normal: Under 120 over 80 Elevated:…...

Move More in 2018 to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Protect Yourself From Type 2 Diabetes   How do you protect yourself from type 2 diabetes and all of its complications? The clear-cut answer is moving more throughout the day. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but…...

You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes A noted area vascular surgeon, Juan Carlos Correa, is taking on “a silent assassin.” It robs people of their lower legs, toes, feet or vision; fatally damages kidneys; tortures victims with chronic, intense, agonizing pain and burning;…... read more

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…...

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…...