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.

The Stroke & High Blood Pressure Connection

May is Stroke Awareness 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 may be prevented. What is a Stroke? A stroke happens…... read more

Reduce Stress for a Healthier Heart

Whether it’s from everyday deadlines, financial struggles, or busy schedules, stress shows up often in life. And your body reacts to it: your heart rate increases, your blood vessels narrow—and over time, these little blows can add up and do…...

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI),…...

Turkey Taco Skillet

The dream dinner; ready in 20 minutes, one skillet to wash up and everyone in the family likes it. This may seem impossible, but it is possible and can be healthy, too! While boxed dinners can be delicious and convenient,…...

Added Sugar & Hypertension

While the relationship between salt and hypertension is well known, most people don't know that added sugar also plays a role in hypertension. The primary cause is insulin resistance and nitric oxide, which can lead to vasoconstriction and increased blood…...

Walk With Ease Class Starting Soon!

Do you suffer from Arthritis or joint pain? If so, you are not alone. In Kansas, 1 in 4 adults have arthritis and report having severe joint pain that may limit activities. Learning to manage and reduce symptoms is critical…...

Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness 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? A stroke happens when…...

May is Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month! The month-long celebration encourages everyone to air up their tires, check their brakes, dust off their bike helmet and ride! Physical Health Benefits of Biking We here at LiveWell Johnson County are big fans of…...

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…...

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?…... read more

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…...

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…...

Pharmer’s Market in Olathe

Visit the Pharmer's Market at Payless Discount Foods in Olathe and earn up to $10 in produce bucks to redeem for fresh produce in the store. Get your blood pressure checked, visit with a pharmacist about your medication, take a…...

FREE Pharmer’s Market in Shawnee

Visit the Pharmer's Market at Price Chopper in Shawnee and earn up to $10 in produce bucks to redeem for fresh produce in the store. Get your blood pressure checked, visit with a pharmacist about your medication, take a risk…...