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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.

 

 

  • Wish your partner exercised more? Improving your fitness can help your partner improve theirs. Double win!

    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...

    27 April 2015

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  • It's time to make the change

    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...

    27 April 2015

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  • This = that

    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...

    26 March 2015

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  • Don’t sugar coat it!

    Don’t sugar coat it!

    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...

    26 March 2015

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  • Snack attack – what are Aussies munching on?

    News flash! 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...

    23 February 2015

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  • What will the Zumba of 2015 be?

    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...

    23 February 2015

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  • Fitness habits to make and break in 2015

    Make 2015 your healthiest year yet. Start the new year on a happy and active note with these exercise habits that will get your body bouncing! Exercise habits to make Plan ahead - allocate time to exercise a week or fortnight ahead and write it down. Find an exercise buddy...

    29 January 2015

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  • Turn it Around in 2015

    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...

    29 January 2015

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  • Chocolate truffles

    If pudding isn't for your, you could always have a go at these delicious chocolate truffles. Makes 28 Ingredients 2 cups almond meal or almonds 1 ½ tablespoons cacao powder or good quality dark cocoa powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons honey or pure maple...

    23 December 2014

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  • Get moving this Christmas

    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...

    23 December 2014

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