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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.

 

 

  • Exercise trends to get you moving

    Are you finding it difficult to keep up your exercise motivation? Or are you getting bored with your current exercise routine? Well, with so many new, exciting and (sometimes weird) exercise trends popping up around the world, maybe it's time to throw caution to the wind and give...

    23 October 2015

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  • Incorporating some Zen into your fitness routine

    Are you looking for a way to add more Zen to your fitness routine? Then maybe yoga is for you? Did you know that yoga has been around for thousands of years? It was first designed as a path to spiritual enlightenment. Today, yoga has found huge popularity as a gentle form of...

    18 September 2015

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  • Shifting your nutrition

    Are you a shift worker or do you know someone who is a shift worker? Then you'll be pleased to know we have just the thing for you… We've recently developed a resource for shift workerscalled Shifting Nutrition - A Shift Workers Guide to Nutrition. Shift work can...

    18 September 2015

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  • We know we should be eating 2&5, but what is a standard serve of fruit and veg?

    For some time now we have been recommended to go for 2&5™for good health. We all know this means consuming at least two serves of fruit per day and at least five serves of vegetables per day. But what does a serve actually look like? A serve is a set amount...

    24 August 2015

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  • How to encourage your friends to get active; without causing offence

    Take a look at your circle of friends. Do they like to get physically active? Are they motivated to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day? Or do you notice that exercise just isn't a part of their routine? Actually, is it even part of yours? There is so much research...

    24 August 2015

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  • How to keep moving while recovering from injury

    We know physical activity has many health benefits and helps reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But what happens when we're injured? Should we 'keep moving' when we've got a sprained ankle, iliotibial band issues (ITB) (owwww!), pulled a hammy, or been struck down with all the...

    31 July 2015

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  • What is the best type of exercise?

    The best type of exercise, is the exercise that you enjoy! Choosing exercise or activities that you enjoy means you are more likely to stick with it. Any type of activity is good if it makes you move your body and makes your muscles work more than...

    23 June 2015

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  • What’s the fad about fad diets?

    There are so many diets in the media at the moment. There is the paleo diet, the Mediterranean diet, the zone diet, the lemon detox diet, the raw food diet, the macrobiotic diet - just to name a few. There are TV commercials, newspapers articles and magazines all reporting on how...

    23 June 2015

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  • Drink flavoured milk? Think again

    New research shows people who drink flavoured milk have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight. The good news is, by swapping just one flavoured milk drink each day for water, you can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by up to an...

    19 May 2015

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  • Is exercise the answer to maintaining a healthy weight?

    We know the benefits of regular physical activity include reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but how effective is it in helping to keep your waistline in check? It turns out that you just can't outrun a bad diet! New research published in...

    19 May 2015

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