Healthy Living Guides

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the health and wellness of Kansas City, we’ve created the following guides to help you manage a healthy lifestyle and feel more confident about your health care decisions.

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With a few savvy substitutions, you can make your favorite recipes a little healthier. Whether you’re concerned about weight, heart health or diabetes, the Substitutions in Cooking Guide has tips and tricks you can use.

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We created the Infant Development Activity Guide for parents of infants ages birth to 12 months in order to provide more developmental opportunities for Kansas City’s littlest learners.

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This clean eating plan will jump-start your health goals in just seven days. Created in partnership with Dr. Megan Schlick, ND, of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Holistic Care, this week-long clean eating guide includes a meal plan, grocery list, and recipes to help improve your mental clarity, control cravings, and even lose some excess weight.

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Whether you're crunched for time, without access to a gym, or looking to ease into a new workout routine, getting a workout at home is easier than you think. This guide will show you how to do a full-body workout at home with little to no equipment.

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Research has shown that when we commit our plans to writing, we’re more likely to stick to them. Use the Exercise Planner to write down your activity goals for the week. Your plan should include active days as well as rest days.

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Take control of your health by improving your immunity during this 21-day challenge. Tereza Hubkova, MD, ABIHM, ABIM, Integrative Medicine Physician at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, will walk you through 21 healthy habits in the areas of nutrition, stress management and sleep that will help your immune system become a disease-fighting powerhouse.

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Do you know the poisonous plants native to the Kansas City area? Could you identify those plants if you needed to? Breathe easy knowing you have the knowledge to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your pets safe with our Poisonous Plants Guide.

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Learn how art therapy benefits mental health and therapeutic exercises you can try at home or with an art therapist.

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From the beginning of pregnancy to the end, it is important to stay healthy—both physically and mentally. Physical Therapist, Jadyn Smith, and wellness blogger, Shanna Hutcheson, show us how movement throughout pregnancy can improve our whole health.

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Take a deeper look into the use of essential oils as complementary therapies for mental health, sleep, immune support, skin conditions and pain management.

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Understanding health insurance can be challenging. Get a simplified explanation of everything from common health insurance terms to costs, coverages and more.

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Spending time outdoors improves your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Learn more about the features and amenities of local parks in Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood and beyond.

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When hunger strikes, it’s a sign your body is in need of fuel. Being prepared with a healthy snack on hand will help you stave off hunger and maintain your health goals. This guide to healthy snack prep will set you up for success.

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Our Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils is the perfect guide for your exploration into essential oils. This guide provides a primer on everything from blends to diffuse to DIY beauty products and everything in-between.

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Full of recipes tailored to fresh, local ingredients, The Farmers’ Market Cookbook is a great way to jump-start your summer shopping lists. The cookbook includes tasty recipes along with information about the Farmers’ Market and how to identify seasonal produce.

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Want to get into running but don’t know where to start? The Beginner’s 5K Training Guide will show you step by step how to go from the couch to a 5K in 12 weeks.

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With a few savvy substitutions, you can make your favorite recipes a little healthier. Whether you’re concerned about weight, heart health or diabetes, the Substitutions in Cooking Guide has tips and tricks you can use.

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Choosing a primary care provider is one of the most important health care decisions you can make. Not only should you look for a provider who specializes in the type of care you need, you should also find someone who meets your personal needs and makes you feel comfortable. This guide will help you figure out what to look for in your next primary care provider.

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The Overland Park Farmers’ Market has brought farm-fresh food to Downtown Overland Park for more than 30 years. It’s been named the “Best Farmers’ Market in Kansas” by Cooking Light® magazine and Tripping.com. Patrons can interact with local farmers, listen to live music, and enjoy the surrounding shops and restaurants of Downtown Overland Park.

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Have some fun learning through play at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead with this free printable scavenger hunt.

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The Healthy Kids Activity Book is full of fun activities that teach kids about health and wellness. With ten pages of puzzles, games, and images to color, this print-at-home book provides hours of educational fun.

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The food pyramid is out, but healthy eating is still in. Use this handy printable to plan a week’s worth of meals that follow MyPlate, the USDA’s science-based dietary guide.

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