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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.

 

 

  • Christmas pudding muffins

    Looking for some baking inspiration? Why not try your hand and these tasty Christmas inspired muffins? They're sure to be a treat at your holiday gathering. Makes 12 Ingredients 250 g dried mixed fruit 2 cups wholemeal self raising flour 3 eggs Zest and juice from 1...

    23 December 2014

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  • Fill up not out this Christmas

    For many the festive season can cooking a feast fit for an army, eating as much of it as possible and then lazing around all afternoon in the summer heat. Diabetes Queensland dietitian Alison Bennett shares tips to help you enjoy your festive season without feeling like you need to...

    23 December 2014

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  • Resistance exercise workout - session 3: Back and core

    Over the past two months, Diabetes Queenslandaccredited exercise physiologist and dietitian Kathryn Kirchner has taken us through herResistance exercise workouts. This month she will take you through session 3 where she demonstrates the all-important back and...

    27 November 2014

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  • Six mango-licious food ideas

    Hip-hip Hooray! Mango season is finally here! Mangoes are Queensland's favourite seasonal fruit, and why wouldn't they be? They are a delicious healthy snack, high in energy, low in fat and are a great source of fibre and vitamins essential for good health. Mangoes are such hot...

    27 November 2014

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  • Resistance exercise workout - session 2: Targets glutes, quads and hamstrings

    Last month we launched our Resistance exercise workoutwith the all-important stretches. This month Diabetes Queensland accredited exercise physiologist and dietitian Kathryn Kirchner will take you through session 2 where she demonstrates three variations of the classic squat that target...

    16 October 2014

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  • Are you sweet enough?

    Sugar can get a bad rap and is often wrongly connected to the development of diabetes and other health conditions. But if you've got a sweet tooth, you may find yourself turning to artificial sweeteners to help manage your weight and prevent type 2 diabetes. Artificial sweeteners...

    16 October 2014

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  • Are you nutty about nuts? Maybe you should be…

    Have you heard people say they don't eat nuts because they're concerned they could lead to weight gain? Well guess what? Making nuts a part of your regular diet can be a great way to help you maintain a healthy body weight. Common tree nuts like almonds, brazil nuts,...

    18 September 2014

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  • Resistance exercise workout - session 1: Stretching

    Over the next few months, Diabetes Queensland accredited exercise physiologist and dietitian Kathryn Kirchner will take you through her resistance trainingguide. While cardio (exercise that raises the heart rate like running)has its place as part of your regular...

    18 September 2014

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  • Calcium. What is it good for? Absolutely everything.

    Often we only think about calcium being important for kids and the elderly in order to build strong bones and to ward off osteoporosis. But in actual fact, calcium is vital for all stages of life andplays a much bigger role in the body than just in...

    22 August 2014

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  • The multi-tasking workout

    We're all busy and while we may try to live actively, sometimes it can seem hard to fit exercise into a busy day. To make your life easier we bring youthe multi-tasking workout! Created with the help of Diabetes Queensland's exercise physiologist Kathryn Kirchner -...

    22 August 2014

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