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Welcome to Healthy U, Diabetes Queensland's healthy living news, designed to help you feel good and get the most out of your life.

Healthy U provides you with advice and tips from our nutrition and physical activity experts as well as answer your questions and let you know about upcoming programs that might interest you.


Congratulations for starting on the road to a healthier U and thank you for beginning this journey with us.

 

 

  • Off the couch with 'Dr Happy'

    Dr Tim Sharp is Australia's very own 'Dr Happy', at the forefront of positive psychology movement and founder of the Happiness Institute. He developed the curiously-named "Happiness Diet", which argues that "rather than waiting until you succeed to feel good, it's far more effective to feel...

    16 September 2016

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  • Yes, exercise can make you high

    Many people use a good walk, run or gym workout to improve their health or improve their body shape, but did you know that exercise has positive health effects for your mind as well? When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins...

    22 July 2016

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  • Eating in the great outdoors

    Eating outdoors is a great way to make the best of our lovely Queensland climate. Whether it's a barbeque or picnic, the food seems to taste better when you eat it outdoors.But there can also be some risks, and we'renot talking aboutbees, bindies and bull ants. Food...

    22 July 2016

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  • When is the best time to exercise?

    We know the key to good health is aiming for a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Even a slight increase in activity can make a difference to your health and wellbeing, but what is the best time to exercise? Research tells us that the timing of exercise can have...

    24 June 2016

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  • Food safety myths exposed

    There are many myths surrounding food safety. Whether it's an old wives' tale about how long food lasts in the fridge or Uncle Barry's dodgy BBQ habits, food safety is an often forgotten part of healthy eating. Each year food poisoning causes more than...

    24 June 2016

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  • Healthy U competition Terms and Conditions

    This competition is being run by Diabetic Association of Queensland Ltd trading as Diabetes Queensland ("The Promoter"). Eligible entries will go into the draw to receive an 'iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 32GB' ("The Prize") up to the value $500. One entry will be chosen at random and that person will...

    23 May 2016

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  • How do you know if you’re exercising right?

    How do you know if you’re exercising right?

    If you're going to the effort of incorporating exercise into your daily routine, then you want to be sure that you are doing it right. It is well documented that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach, so how do you know what's best for you and your personal...

    20 May 2016

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  • Looking to boost your fruit and vege?

    Looking to boost your fruit and vege?

    Are you struggling to eat your two serves of fruit and five serves of vegies each day? Well you're not alone, with only 6.8 per cent of Aussies getting the recommended five serves of vegies each day. To help us all incorporate more of these essential food groups into our diets,...

    20 May 2016

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  • Fancy a spot of Birray or Brambahl?

    Fancy a spot of Birray or Brambahl?

    They say that variety is the spice of life and this rule can certainly apply if you are finding it hard to stay motivated with your exercise routine. Often all it takes is a change of scenery, but sometimes you may need something larger to shake you out of a rut. In a previous...

    22 April 2016

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  • How home cooking can keep you healthy

    How home cooking can keep you healthy

    We all know fresh is best when it comes to our diet. However as our lives get busier, time spent in the kitchen is on the decline. With this comes an increased intake of pre-prepared, packaged and convenience foods and the unknowing consumption of a diet high in added sugar, fat...

    22 April 2016

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