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.

Cholesterol 101

What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in the blood. The liver makes necessary cholesterol that is needed to build healthy cells. When we eat animal products, such as meat, poultry and dairy products, our bodies…... read more

Salmon Salad Lunch Hack

In a lunch rut? Use this quick recipe for Salmon Salad as inspiration to make your lunch a heart healthy lunch, even when you are short on time. Chopped salad kits are wildly popular as of late and tend to…...

The Connection Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes

What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are different conditions, but they often occur together. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, “2 of 3 people with diabetes report having high blood pressure or…...

Smoke-Free Rentals In Johnson County

Are you a non-smoker looking for smoke-free rentals in Johnson County? If living in a smoke-free environment is important to you and your family or roommates, make sure you find a property that includes a tobacco free policy. At Johnson…...

12 Year Life Expectancy Difference

There is a 12-year life expectancy difference between Johnson County neighborhoods located just five miles apart. That’s more than a decade that some residents do not get to enjoy retirement, grandchildren, or hobbies. This information and more is the part of…...

Quit Tobacco For Good

You’ve thought about it. You want to. You've even tried and been successful before. But this year you are going to quit tobacco for good. Maybe you have tried several approaches. Cold turkey. Organized group sessions. Gums, lozenges patches. All…... read more

2019 Great American Smokeout

Thursday, November 21 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 Leaving nicotine addiction behind is hard…...

4 Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall

The Trails Are Calling 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 to not only…...

Walk to School Day 2019

Walk to School on Wednesday, October 2! Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday, October 2 and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day. More than 20 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with…...

Secondhand Smoke – Don’t Be Exposed!

Do you and your family live in an apartment? Do you know if your property allows smoking? If you do not know the answers to these questions, you may be at risk of being exposed to secondhand smoke. If you…...

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…... read more

Spotlight on Zucchini

Zucchini contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. Cooked zucchini is particularly high in vitamin A, though raw zucchini contains slightly less. One cup of cooked zucchini is only 17 calories. Nutritional Benefits Vitamin A: One cup…...

Pharmer’s Markets Begin August 17!

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 manage…...

Spotlight on Watermelon

Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that's also good for you. It contains only 46 calories per cup and is rich in vitamins and nutrients. Nutritional Benefits of Watermelon Vitamin C: This vitamin is an essential nutrient and antioxidant.…...

Bicycles & Books

When you think of the library, do you think of bicycles? Probably not. Maybe you should! The Central Resource Library in Overland Park recently installed a bike fix-it stand and air pump complete with all the necessary tools to maintain…...