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…...

Tune Up: Bike to Work Day is coming!

  Bike to Work Day   National Bike to Work day is this Friday, May 18th. Are you ready to get your pedal power on? The day is designed to encourage people to try commuting in a new way. Since…...

Road Trip Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Road Trip Tips for a Healthy Holiday Do your holiday plans include a trek across I-70? Up I-80 to Iowa? Down I-35 to Wichita or beyond? No matter the distance, there’s nothing quite like a road trip to send your…...

Get Active at a Pumpkin Patch!

Get Active at a Pumpkin Patch!   ‘Tis the season…no, not that season. Yet. But fall is in full-swing and families are heading out to a number of pumpkin patches in the area to grab a gourd and a few…... read more

3 Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall

Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall It’s fall in Kansas City and it’s the perfect time to get out and explore over 455 miles of trails in Johnson County to hike, walk and bike. Fall is a great time…...

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…...

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…...

Walking to School Good For the Body and Brain!

Walking to School Good for the Body and Brain! The start of school is quickly approaching, and you’re starting to think about the schedule, aren’t you? Consider building active transportation time into your family’s school schedule. Active transportation to school…...

Olathe Community Center’s Kids Fit Program

Olathe Community Center’s Kids Fit Program Encourages A Healthy Lifestyle With July being National Parks and Recreation Month, I want you discover the power of play through the services your local Parks and Recreation Department offers. For children and adults,…...

Beyond the Balance Sheet: Incorporating Physical Activity into Your Business

Incorporating Physical Activity into Your Business You know physical activity is good for you personally, but did you realize it can benefit your business, too? Our partners at BikeWalkKC released the Bike/Walk Friendly Business Guide to highlight ways business owners can encourage…...

Walking Is Free

  Walking Is Free   According to the residents of Johnson County, one of their biggest barriers to physical activity is the cost. While joining a fitness facility can be costly, Johnson County provides its citizens with 365 parks and…...

Confident City Cycling

Want to be more comfortable riding your bike in the city? Do you know someone who could use a bike for getting around town? BikeWalkKC's Confident City Cycling Class and Earn-a-Bike Program is coming to Mission! FREE 3 part series.…...