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.

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…... read more

Tour the Parade of Hearts for Your Heart

By now it’s no secret there’s a new art installation around town. There are 154 (5’x 5’) fiber-glass hearts, each designed and decorated by local artists, displayed throughout the Kansas City metro area. Kansas City’s Parade of Hearts will be…...

Spotlight on Heart Healthy Lentils

Ode to Lentils Oh lentils, how we love thee! You economical, quick-cooking, legume you! Full of fiber and protein. Great for heart and digestive health. You are so very versatile. A dreamy match for soups, stews, pasta sauces, salads and…...

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…...

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…...

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…... read more

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.…...

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…...

Salmon Patties: A Great Heart Healthy Recipe

We all know we should be eating more seafood for the heart healthy omega-3 benefits; but cooking seafood can be intimidating. This simple recipe for salmon is the solution! Starting with pre-cooked salmon and adding ingredients we typically have in…...

Pharmer’s Markets Begin June 16!

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…...

Chicken with Garlic Balsamic Tomatoes

Looking for a one skillet quick chicken dinner? One that will do your heart good? This is it! Chicken with Garlic Balsamic Tomatoes, a delicious meal that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. The tomatoes…... read more

FREE 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 Roeland Park

Visit the Pharmer's Market at Price Chopper in Roeland Park 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 assessment…...

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 assessment…...

FREE 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…...