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.

Celebrating National Bike & Roll to School Day

On Wednesday, May 8th, communities across the nation will unite in celebration of National Bike & Roll to School Day. This annual event not only promotes a healthier lifestyle for students but also fosters the creation of safer communities where…... read more

Outdoor Fitness: Soak Up the Spring Sunshine for a Healthier You

As winter thaws and the vibrant colors of spring emerge, there's no better time to revitalize your fitness routine and prioritize your health by incorporating outdoor exercise. After months of hibernation indoors, the great outdoors is calling, offering opportunities to…...

Health Benefits of the DASH Diet

The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is a dietary plan originally developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to help prevent and manage hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Since its…...

A Fresh Start: Prioritizing Healthy Eating in the New Year

The start of a new year often prompts people to focus on self-improvement, and one impactful resolution is prioritizing healthy eating.  Choosing nutrient-dense, whole foods benefits not only physical health but also contributes significantly to overall well-being and sustained energy…...

Navigating Holiday Parties: A Healthy Survival Guide

The festive season is upon us, and with it comes a whirlwind of holiday parties, family gatherings, and celebrations. While it's a time of joy and merriment, it can also pose challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fear not, as…... read more

Spotlight on Sweet Potatoes

If you're looking for a delicious and nutritious addition to your diet, sweet potatoes might be the answer. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, these vibrant root vegetables offer many health benefits. Nutritional Benefits High in Fiber: Sweet potatoes, with…...

Spotlight on Turnips

Turnips, often overlooked in the world of nutrition, offer a range of health benefits that deserve recognition. These root vegetables are a rich source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and supports collagen production for…...

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Preventing Prediabetes

Since 1975, November has been designated as National Diabetes Month. Here at Livewell, we focus on preventing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Did you know 96 million American adults – 1 in 3 - have prediabetes? Something even more shocking…...

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…... read more

Enjoy the Flavors of Fall: 6 Fruits and Vegetables in Season Now

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, fall brings with it a bountiful harvest of seasonal fruits and vegetables. While you may associate fall with cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spiced everything, it's also a great time to focus…...

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…...

Healthy Snacking Tips

Let’s talk about something that most of us have experienced as a parent or in our eating routine – SNACK TIME! Today, we are sharing some tips for how to make this one of the easiest decisions of your day.…...

Spotlight on Arugula

Also known as rocket, arugula is a tender leafy green and is technically a cruciferous vegetable. This means it is a cousin to vegetables like cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables are linked to decreased risk of cardiovascular problems.…...