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 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One in 5 children in the United States has obesity. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once only seen in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure,…... read more

Chronic Disease Self-Management This Fall

Do you suffer from a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, COPD, stroke, or any ongoing health concern? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 145 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic disease. Johnson County Department…...

Walk with Ease

Walk With Ease is the Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.   No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the six…...

Spotlight on Raspberries

Raspberries are high in fiber, and vitamin C. 1 cup contains 65 calories and 8 grams of fiber, and more than 50% of daily recommended vitamin C! Vitamin C aids in healing our skin and helps protect it from the…...

Lemon Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

Ease and flavor collide to fully celebrate the spirit of the grilling season in this recipe for Lemon Grilled Chicken. Serve with your favorite bagged salad kit & fresh fruit to complete the meal, no sweat! (Pun intended.) Lemon Grilled…...

Banana Berry Overnight Oatmeal

Banana berry overnight oatmeal is a great way to add fresh fruit to your day! The sweetness of the banana makes adding sugar unnecessary. Limiting sugar in your diet is a step in a healthy direction. Learn more about why…... read more

Spotlight on Kiwis

Kiwis are small fruits but they pack a lot of flavor and health benefits. They provide fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin E in a cute furry package! Kiwis have a sweet and tart taste and are popular additions to…...

Memorial Day Recipe: Grilled Pizza

Kick off Summer with a Grilled Pizza Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the unofficial start to the summer! Whether you're gathering with friends and family or enjoying a quiet, relaxing long weekend at home we suggest trying this fun twist…...

Reduce Sugar Consumption for Your Health

Have you heard the suggestions to reduce sugar in your diet? Why? And what does that even mean? Here’s the scoop. Why Reduce Sugar? Added sugars add calories. Excessive calories can lead to weight gain. For some people with diabetes,…...

Is the Vaping Epidemic Over?

A vaping epidemic began with the explosion of youth using electronic devices or vape between 2015-2020. When reports showed millions of youth were using e-cigarettes, the US and the entire world sat up and took notice of this new tobacco…...

Spotlight on Asparagus

Asparagus is a popular vegetable that comes in a variety of colors including green, white and purple. It's a used in dishes like frittatas, salads and pasta. Nutritional Benefits of Asparagus Asparagus is low in calories and is an excellent…... read more

Spring Yogurt Parfaits

Greek yogurt brings calcium & protein, while the fruit brings an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a pop of color to these tasty & nutritious spring treats. Assemble ahead of time yourself or let each diner create their masterpiece.…...

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?…...

Family-Friendly Workplace Environments

As a business leader, you know that recognizing your employees as your greatest competitive advantage is the first step to setting them—and yourself—up for success. One of the best ways to ensure that employees stay healthy, happy and productive is…...

Smokers and COVID-19

I’m a Smoker. Do I have Increased Risk of Severe Illness from the Virus that Causes COVID? Recent revisions on October 6, 2020 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reflect recent data supporting increased risk of severe illness…...