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
thank you for beginning this journey with us.
In Australia, only 43 per cent of adults are reaching the
physical activity recommendations for good health while a scary 20
per cent do no physical activity at all. We all know we should move
more but finding the motivation can be a challenge. Fortunately,
new research is shows that our...
This month we sat down with one of our Healthy U subscribers who
has turned his health around. Nigel Armour, 39, from the Sunshine
Coast was your average husband and father of three. Occasionally
nicknamed "telly tubby" by his family, Nigel exercised here and
there and ate whatever...
Easter might be just around the corner but supermarkets have
been stocking Easter goodies for months. After all who
doesn't enjoy a freshly toasted hot cross bun or an Easter
egg? There is nothing wrong with treating yourself but it's
also important to take advantage of the long...
The World Health Organisation recently released revised
guidelines on how much sugar people should eat and the
recommendations come as no surprise: we need to eat less sugar! The
guidelines refer to free sugar that is added to food, like the
sugar found in processed foods and the kind you add...
You are what you eat... So what are Australians snacking on?
Recent research provides a sneaky insight into the snacking
habits of Australians aged 14 and older and you might be surprised
by the results. Of the 15 snacks most commonly enjoyed by
Australians, only five...
Do this, do that. Try this, try that. With so many different
exercise crazes out there, it's hard to keep track of it all.
So why don't you become the exercise trend setter in your social
circle for 2015?
Diabetes Queensland's exercise physiologist Kathryn Kirchner...
Make 2015 your healthiest year yet. Start the new year on a
happy and active note with these exercise habits that will get your
Exercise habits to make
Plan ahead - allocate time to exercise a week or fortnight
ahead and write it down.
Find an exercise buddy...
Do you want to lose weight, save money and reduce your risk of
type 2 diabetes in 2015? By making a few small changes to
your diet you can achieve all three!
By eating one less junk food item every day in 2015 you can make
a huge difference to your overall health, save more...
If pudding isn't for your, you could always have a go at
these delicious chocolate truffles.
2 cups almond meal or almonds
1 ½ tablespoons cacao powder or good quality dark cocoa
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey or pure maple...
Need a little motivation to get active this Christmas? We have
crunched the numbers and worked out how much exercise is needed to
burn off the kilojoules in some of your favourite Christmas
treats.Warning: the information
below may shock you!
1 bottle champagne...