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.

Walk to School Day 2021

Walk to School Day 2021 is Wednesday, October 6! Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday, October 6 and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day 2021. Johnson County schools—from Mission to Olathe—are registered with the…... read more

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,…...

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…...

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…...

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?…...

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…... read more

Diabetes Prevention Program

What a year you’ve been so far 2020! Balancing it all, whatever plates you’re holding up to keep spinning in the air, we know it’s challenging to say the least! Recent events have brought to the forefront risk factors such…...

Spotlight on Cherries

Cherries are a delicious summer treat that contain several essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need to keep us healthy. With 97 calories per cup, cherries make the perfect midday snack. Nutritional Benefits Vitamin C helps our bodies to build…...

Renting? Importance of Smoke-Free Policies

Perhaps you are considering changing your living situation. Your roommate has moved out, your family is growing, or your location isn’t working for you anymore. You will be faced with lots of choices. One concept frequently overlooked is the type…...

COVID-19: Smoking and Vaping

Do you have a friend or loved one who smokes tobacco or marijuana or who vapes? Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, those who smoke or vape may be especially vulnerable to the complications of COVID-19. People suffering from serious illness…...

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages people to make informed food choices and develop positive eating and physical activity habits. Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a significant…... read more

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…...

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…...

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…...