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.

Spotlight on Cucumbers

Cucumbers are more than just a refreshing addition to your salads—they’re a nutritional powerhouse packed with health benefits. As an excellent source of hydration, cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, making them perfect for staying hydrated, especially in the…...

Staying Fit on Vacation: Tips for Exercising While Traveling

Vacation is a time to relax and unwind, but it doesn’t mean you have to abandon your fitness routine. Staying active while traveling not only helps maintain your fitness level but it may also enhance your overall vacation experience. Here…...

Celebrate Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Add some color to your meals to celebrate fresh fruit and vegetable month. Skip the canned or frozen aisle and check out the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables making their way into the grocery store, farmers markets or your garden…...

Celebrating National Bike & Roll to School Day

On Wednesday, May 8th, communities across the nation will unite in celebration of National Bike & Roll to School Day. This annual event not only promotes a healthier lifestyle for students but also fosters the creation of safer communities where…...

Outdoor Fitness: Soak Up the Spring Sunshine for a Healthier You

As winter thaws and the vibrant colors of spring emerge, there's no better time to revitalize your fitness routine and prioritize your health by incorporating outdoor exercise. After months of hibernation indoors, the great outdoors is calling, offering opportunities to…...

Spotlight on Kale

Kale has risen to fame as one of the most beloved superfoods and for good reason. Packed with an impressive array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, kale offers numerous health benefits that make it a worthy addition to your diet.…...

Spotlight on Artichokes

Artichokes are nutritional powerhouses that offer a variety of health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and a range of essential nutrients, artichokes can be a delicious addition to your diet. Health Benefits Artichokes are a nutrient-rich vegetable known for their…...

Healthy Eating and Reducing Food Waste

Embracing a healthier lifestyle is not just about counting calories; it's also a journey toward making choices that benefit both you and the environment. Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day – from uneaten leftovers…...

Build Your Own Smoothie Station

Spring break is the perfect time to engage kids in activities to keep them busy and avoiding the dreaded, “I’m bored.” Why not try creating a Build-Your-Own Smoothie Station? This colorful and vibrant activity not only sparks creativity but also…... read more

Celebrate National Nutrition Month: 5 Steps for a Healthier You

March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a time to focus on developing healthy eating and physical activity habits you can follow all year long. Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough exercise can make a significant difference in your health. This…...

Health Benefits of the DASH Diet

The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is a dietary plan originally developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to help prevent and manage hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Since its…...

The Power of Movement: 5 Ways Exercise Boosts Your Health

In our fast-paced world, finding time for exercise can be challenging. However, the numerous health benefits of regular physical activity make it crucial to maintaining overall well-being. Here are five reasons to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. 1. Improved…...

Spotlight on Parsnips

Parsnips are an often-overlooked root vegetable but they pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. Parsnips, a starchy, ivory-colored root vegetable with a crispy texture and aroma similar to carrots, are rich in essential nutrients that contribute to…...