LiveWell JOCO Blog

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Salmon Burgers

Heart Healthy Salmon Burgers   Try this quick and easy recipe for salmon on a budget. Using delicious, easy to fix canned salmon is the perfect trick to increase omega-3 rich seafood in your everyday diet. Omega-3 fats have been…... read more

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…...

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.…...

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…...

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting Now!

As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and…...

Make Your New Year Goals SMART

If You Are Making Any New Year Goals, Make Them S.M.A.R.T Studies show that more than 75 percent of people who make New Year goals or resolutions only keep them for a few weeks. One reason they don’t keep them…... read more

6 Healthy Holiday Tips

6 Healthy Holiday Tips    Avoid overeating. Food is often the major theme at holiday parties so here are a few things to keep in mind for your parties. Go easy on appetizers, meats, desserts, cream sauces and fill your plate…...

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting in January

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting In January   As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk…...

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City   The Kansas City metro area is a leader in the efforts to reduce teen vaping and tobacco use through Tobacco 21 policies. Since, 2015 more than 28 jurisdictions in the Kansas City area…...

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…...

Pumpkin Maple Pancakes

Tis the season…for pumpkin! Serve up a delicious and healthy breakfast with this recipe for Pumpkin Maple Pancakes. Using healthy whole wheat flour and flax meal you create a great start to the day. Serve with fresh fruit as a…... read more

Walk to School on Wednesday!

Walk to School on Wednesday!   Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day. More than 20 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with the National Center…...

Chicken Stir Fry With Rice

Here’s a simple way to enjoy a delicious Chicken Stir Fry with Rice in no time! The recipe uses pre-cooked, pre-chopped ingredients that come together in a one skillet meal. Using brown rice increases the B vitamins and fiber, the…...

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…...