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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.
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thank you for beginning this journey with us.
We have all heard the statistics. We're not moving as much as we
should be and this is contributing to the rise in chronic
conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
But what's going wrong? What's stopping us from getting up and
moving? We know some common barriers...
Healthy eating can seem hard. And navigating the supermarket is
a minefield, especially when there's so many options, and clever
marketing to make us buy certain products
Diabetes Queensland's Accredited Practising Dietitian Alison
Bennett says' it's not as difficult as we're...
We can often get caught in the trap of exercising to lose weight
or to improve our body shape, setting goals of 4 sessions per week
or 5kg of weight to lose.
In doing so, exercise becomes an activity with an outcome, and
we can often get disheartened if we don't reach our...
It's likely we are all guilty of taking a swipe at a bee, or
becoming agitated at their buzzing in our backyards. However, have
you ever stopped to think about a world without these fuzzy black
and yellow creatures?
Bees play an essential role in our ecosystem. They...
It's now 2016 and many New Year's resolutions have been made.
Like many, perhaps you have vowed to lose the extra kilos that
crept on after indulging in lots of food, drink and maybe a few too
many beers over the Christmas period.
You may be wondering how that happened (again!),...
If you could earn a free fare on public transport just by doing
some exercise, would you?
That's what happened in Russia with the 'squat-to-ride'
initiative. Instead of purchasing a fare, passengers could opt to
pay for their fare by doing 30 squats in under 2 minutes in front
Did you know your brain is like a muscle that needs regular
exercise? The good news is, exercising your brain is simpler than
you might think. When you experience something new you actually
stimulate your brain, improving brain function and creating new
neural pathways. So every time...
Danial Beinke of Goodna is one of our Healthy U readers who
contacted Diabetes Queensland after completing the type 2 diabetes
risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK). Danial wanted to share his journey
on how he's been working to reduce his risk through healthy
lifestyle changes. Here is Danial's...
Physical activity is good for us. We all know that. Being active
helps us to sleep better, maintain our weight, keeps us mobile and
makes us feel good. The million dollar question is, if it's so
great, then why do we make up excuses not to do it?
Picture this, you're at the supermarket, you've been standing in
aisle 5 staring at the back of the baked beans tin for the last 5
minutes trying to decipher if it's a healthy choice or not.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a quick and easier way to
identify the healthiest option...