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