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.

Is Your Child Vaping?

With the increased report of youth from middle school on up using vape, many parents are wondering “Is my child using vape?” Dr. Natasha Burgert, a pediatrician with Pediatrics Associates in Kansas City, Missouri, was a recent contributor to US…... read more

Move for Your Health

Spring is finally here, which means warmer weather and lots of opportunities to get outside after this horrible winter. The American Heart Association has deemed April to be Move More Month to encourage us to get moving for our health.…...

Making Healthy Choices When Eating Out

Making Healthy Choices When Eating Out Sometimes life happens and we don’t always have time to prepare breakfast in the morning, pack a nutritious lunch, have healthy snacks readily available, and cook a balanced meal for dinner. If you find yourself…...

March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” The focus of the campaign, led by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is to encourage healthy eating habits and to reduce food waste.…...

Salmon Burgers

Heart Healthy Salmon Burgers   Try this quick and easy recipe for salmon on a budget. Using delicious, easy to fix canned salmon is the perfect trick to increase omega-3 rich seafood in your everyday diet. Omega-3 fats have been…...

Crockpot Butternut Squash and Apples

Are you looking for a deliciously simple way to cook Butternut Squash? This recipe uses a time friendly, one pot method to cook squash and apples to perfection! Seasoned with warm spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger this recipe is…... read more

4 Steps to Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Your heart keeps you ticking and we all want to know what we can do to keep our hearts healthy. One thing that effects our heart’s health is high cholesterol. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high cholesterol, according…...

E-Cigarettes and Your Heart

We all know the risks of smoking conventional cigarettes and the effects on our health but what do we know about the risks of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)? E-cigarettes entered the American market in 2007 so this is fairly new product.…...

Heart Disease: What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect…...

Chronic Disease Self-Management

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…...

Black Bean and Corn Chili

If you’re looking for a super simple chili recipe, look no further!  This recipe for Black Bean and Corn Chili requires no chopping; just combine six simple ingredients, heat and eat! Not only is this chili simple, it is power…... read more

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting Now!

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 for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and…...

Make Your New Year Goals SMART

If You Are Making Any New Year Goals, Make Them S.M.A.R.T Studies show that more than 75 percent of people who make New Year goals or resolutions only keep them for a few weeks. One reason they don’t keep them…...

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and wild rice soup is an easy, quick recipe you can get on the table for your family. Enjoy it tonight!   Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (makes 8 servings)   Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking wild rice Cooking…...

Simple Savory Snack Mix 

Simple Savory Snack Mix  A simple, quick-to-fix variation on the traditional cracker and nut mix. This snack mix requires no cooking or addition of extra oils. I like to make a large batch and keep on hand for snacking through…...