It’s easier to try and figure out what’s open and still going on in Kansas City than to determine what’s been canceled. Unless you hear differently directly from the horse’s mouth, assume it’s not happening. The usual Kansas City on the Cheap events calendar is pretty much on hiatus (like the National Hockey League). Once […]
Health and Fitness
Keep calm and carry on. These words have found their way intertwined for innumerable parodies. Keep calm and have a cocktail. Keep calm and pet your cat. Keep calm and – well, just don’t panic. Without a doubt, current events are laving many of us are feeling anxious and uncertain. The popular app Calm is […]
Vet clinics in Kansas City and nationwide are changing operations to adapt to current events. Many around the metro have closed their lobbies but continue to care for our furry friends through limited or contactless drop-off service and online stores. The hard part is deciding what to do if your pet’s health has declined to […]
Just about everyone knows the downward dog yoga pose. During special sessions at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, kids can join parents and spark their physical fitness and imagination with poses like Rooted Like a Tree, Bloom Like a Flower and Fly Like a Butterfly. Family Yogatime at the Gardens is hosted from […]
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a good workout for your real heart! Re: YOU Dance Fitness is hosting a Valentine’s Cardio Dance Party from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. In one and a half hours you’ll burn calories following different instructors through various workouts. Treats are served […]
In honor of Ali Kemp, a Kansas City area teen who was murdered while working at a Leawood swimming pool in 2002, the T.A.K.E. Foundation is offering free hands-on self defense courses to women and girls of all ages. Although the classes are free, donations will be accepted. T.A.K.E. Defense Training is a two-hour reality-based […]
The 2014 flu season has already begun, so if you want a flu shot, it’s time to start thinking about getting one. Here are some places you can get one for free or at a minimal cost: Your doctor’s office. Under the federal Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans that were created after March 23, […]
SpaFinder Wellness Week is March 11-18, 2013. During SpaFinder Wellness Week, you can get what amounts to a $25 discount at more than 22,000 spas and gyms, including national chains (via Living on the Cheap).
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking, check out this article I wrote about how to save money on nicotine replacement therapy. There are also some tips to help you get through your first few days as a non-smoker. (via Living on the Cheap)
Before you decide you can’t afford your prescription medications, there are resources that can help, if you know where to look. Discount drug cards, coupons, state and federal agencies, and other resources can offer some assistance (via Living on the Cheap).