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.

Tune Up: Bike to Work Day is coming!

  Bike to Work Day   National Bike to Work day is this Friday, May 18th. Are you ready to get your pedal power on? The day is designed to encourage people to try commuting in a new way. Since…... read more

Chicken in Chipotle and Mango Sauce

Chicken in Chipotle and Mango Sauce is a healthy and flavorful dish you can cook up in minutes. Mangoes are low in fat and a great source of vitamin A and C. And did you know, mangoes are the most…...

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa is a fun twist on traditional salsa. With only five ingredients you can make this in a hurry. This salsa is a delicious source of Vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber with few calories! The combination of strawberries,…...

Talk of The Town Joins LiveWell Restaurant Program

Talk of the Town Grill and Bar Leawood location is the newest LiveWell Restaurant Program Partner Talk of the Town Grill and Bar is a new partner in our LiveWell Restaurant Program. Talk of the Town’s mission is “offering a…...

FREE Diabetes Prevention Program Class Begins

Free Diabetes Prevention Program begins at Partners in Primary Care in Olathe. Classes meet weekly. Learn new healthy eating habits, discover new ways to increase your physical activity each day, set personal goals to help reduce your risk of type…...

5 Healthy Office Must-Haves

5 Healthy Office Must-Haves   Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be hard when you are stuck at a desk all day. Here are a few things to keep at your desk to keep yourself on track:   Reusable Water Bottle…... read more

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters

For those times when you need a little chocolate fix try this recipe for Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters! The three simple ingredients in this recipe for Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters provide some health benefits…research tells us that dark chocolate provides anti-oxidants,…...

DASH Diet

DASH Diet   The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been ranked one of the top diets for the past 9 years by US News & World Report. The DASH diet plan was developed in 1992 to see if…...

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…...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

New Blood Pressure Guidelines In November the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new blood pressure guidelines. The new recommendations set numerical categories and use new terminology. The new guidelines are: Normal: Under 120 over 80 Elevated:…...

Move More in 2018 to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Protect Yourself From Type 2 Diabetes   How do you protect yourself from type 2 diabetes and all of its complications? The clear-cut answer is moving more throughout the day. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but…... read more

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Lenexa

FREE blood pressure check at the Lenexa Senior Center the third Tuesday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County. Stop by and get your blood pressure checked and speak with a…...

Five Healthy Gift Ideas

Five Healthy Gift Ideas   You know how it goes: all the gifts bought and wrapped. Cookies are in the oven. Cards addressed with glitter pen are in the mail. Time to sit down, relax and bask in the glory…...

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Lenexa

FREE blood pressure check in Lenexa at Rosewood Place the third Monday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County. Stop by and get your blood pressure checked and speak with a Registered…...

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Overland Park

FREE blood pressure check in Overland Park at Matt Ross Community Center the third Monday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County.   Stop by and get your blood pressure checked and…...