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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.

 

 

  • Lacking motivation?  It’s time to phone a friend

    Lacking motivation? It’s time to phone a friend

    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...

    19 March 2016

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  • Save your waistline and your hip pocket

    Save your waistline and your hip pocket

    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...

    19 March 2016

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  • More reasons to move it, move it

    More reasons to move it, move it

    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...

    19 February 2016

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  • The busy work of bees

    The busy work of bees

    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...

    19 February 2016

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  • Exposing sugar-coated beer claims

    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!),...

    19 January 2016

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  • Ticket machine accepts 30 squats as payment

    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 of...

    15 January 2016

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  • Feed your tummy and your brain

    Feed your tummy and your brain

    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...

    18 December 2015

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  • ‘Do it for the right reasons, not for anyone else’

    ‘Do it for the right reasons, not for anyone else’

    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...

    18 December 2015

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  • What's your excuse?

    What's your excuse?

    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? The simple...

    20 November 2015

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  • Seeing stars could help your health

    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...

    23 October 2015

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