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.

5 Health Benefits of Walking

Walking is one of the simplest yet most effective forms of physical activity. Whether it's a leisurely stroll in the park or a brisk walk around your neighborhood, the benefits of walking extend far beyond just getting from point A…...

3 Reasons Kids Should Walk, Bike or Roll to School

Walking and bike riding are healthy ways to get to and from school. Skipping the school drop-off traffic for more active commutes can contribute to the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity kids need each day. Here are 3 reasons and a…...

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month!

Summer is here. The kids are home and already complaining that there’s nothing to do. Here’s an idea—go outside! June is National Great Outdoors Month and Johnson County has many ways to celebrate the occasion. Put down your phone, apply…...

Bike & Roll to School Day 2023

Bike & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, May 3! Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday, May 3 and join your neighbors for National Bike & Roll to School Day. Bike & Roll to School Day events…...

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine

Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals,…... read more

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays can make it hard to stick to healthy practices or start new ones. Here are 10 tips to keep on track this holiday season with your health and wellness goals! Stay active. Make staying active a group effort! Halftime,…...

Walk & Roll to School Day 2022!

Walk & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, October 5th! Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday, October 5th and join your neighbors for National Walk & Roll to School Day. Walk & Roll to School Day events…...

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…...

Celebrate Get Outdoors Month

Summer is here. The kids are home and already complaining that there’s nothing to do. Here’s an idea—go outside! June is National Get Outdoors Month and Johnson County has many ways to celebrate the occasion. Put down your phone, apply…... read more

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…...

3 Important Bike Safety Tips

The weather is warmer and it’s time to dust off your bike! There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it’s good for the environment. We have 3 important bike safety…...

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…...

Staying Active Over Spring Break

Many kids are out of school this week for spring break. Need some active spring break activities to keep your kids busy and not in front of a screen? No fear, there are several different free and low cost activities…...