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.

Confident City Cycling

Want to be more comfortable riding your bike in the city? Do you know someone who could use a bike for getting around town? BikeWalkKC's Confident City Cycling Class and Earn-a-Bike Program is coming to Mission! FREE 3 part series.…... read more

Confident City Cycling

Want to be more comfortable riding your bike in the city? Do you know someone who could use a bike for getting around town? BikeWalkKC's Confident City Cycling Class and Earn-a-Bike Program is coming to Mission! FREE 3 part series.…...

National Bike To Work Day

Join Us for National Bike to Work Day National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19. The day encourages people to try commuting by bike, and the effort works! Since 2000, the number of people who bike to work…...

Dining With Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a series of two-hour classes held once a week for four weeks. Lessons focus on: The best ways to take care of yourself if you have diabetes Healthful food choices including familiar foods Food sampling Cooking…...

Active Spring Break Activities in Kansas City

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

Don’t Go Breaking Your Heart KC

Don’t Go Breaking Your Heart KC Every February we celebrate American Heart Month in order to remember and raise awareness about the importance of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. 1…... read more

Reach Into Wellness

New Year, New You! Reach Into Wellness on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m at the Shawnee Civic Center. Healthy (and yummy!) cooking demos and sessions on sensible fitness, emotional wellness and healthy living. Pamper yourself with delicious healthy…...

A Healthy You: Live Well In The New Year

Olathe Public Library Downtown branch is holding A Healthy You: Live Well In The New Year workshop from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Join dietitians and health professionals for a fun tutorial on developing healthy habits. We’ll simplify what…...

Stay Active in the Winter in Kansas City

Don’t Hibernate: Stay Active in the Winter in Kansas City It is that time of year, when the days are colder; and there are fewer hours of daylight. It can often feel as if the sun is hibernating. How do…...

Handlebar Happy Hour and Bike Drive

The City of Mission and BikeWalkKC will co-host a happy hour at The Bar. All are welcome! Experienced cyclists, people curious about bike riding in the city, Mission residents and those from around the region. We'll talk cycling, circulate a…...

Your Car Is Wrecking Your Health

The built environment is the human-made space in which we all live, work and play every day. This infrastructure—homes, city buildings, sidewalks, roads, parks, etc.—surrounds every person and influences how they live. Communities designed to make it safe to walk…... read more

Employers Use Policy to Create Culture of Health

Adults spend a significant amount of time at the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates American adults spend 8.9 hours at work or doing work-related activities every day. This time at work often means sitting. And for a lot…...

The Silent Killer: High Blood Pressure

About 1 in 3 adults in the United States, or about 70 million people, have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is considered readings above 140/90mm Hg; pre-hypertension is usually diagnosed when readings fall between 120/80mm Hg and 139/89mm Hg.…...