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.
Have you ever heard the old saying 'variety is the spice of
life'? When it comes to cooking healthy and nutritious food,
this couldn't be truer.
Adding herbs and spices to meals not only adds colour, flavour
and variety but it can be a useful replacement for fat, sugar...
When it's cold (and dark) outside, motivation to exercise is
hard to find and being rugged up on the couch seems like a much
better option. But cold weather doesn't have to put a freeze
on your physical activity routine. Diabetes Queensland
exercise expert, exercise physiologist...
If you are looking to lose weight, increase your physical
activity or simply improve your overall health wearing a pedometer
or personal activity tracker may help you reach your health
Studies have shown that these devices can provide an incentive for
people to increase their...
We oftenjustify a glass of red winewith the excuse
that a tipple is good for our health.But how
manyglasses can we actuallyattribute to good
Wine, particularly red wine, contains antioxidants called
polyphenols, which have been linked to...
Did you know prolonged sitting is detrimental to your health,
even if youexercise for 30 minutes on most days?
Sitting down all day is the reality for most of us who have desk
jobs but it's not all bad news.
Welcome to the lunchtime workout! This increasingly...
At the start of the working day most of us eagerly look forward
to our first cup of coffee.
For some, a coffee hit first thing in the morning is an essential
partofpreparing for the action-packed day ahead.
But according to newresearchthere may alsobe...
We're constantly being bombarded with images of so-called
fresher organic produce on ourFacebookpages claiming organicfruit
and veggies are better for your health.
But is buying organic produce actually better for you or is it just
an expensive fad?
It already feels like the cooler weather has set in which, for
some of us means, we feel less inclined to leave our warm bed for a
bit of morningexercise.
Could this lack of movement be making us more vulnerable to
colds and the flu?
"One of the best ways to dodge the...
A recent email to Healthy U from a group of Year 11 students in
Innisfail asked this great question: Why should I eat lunch?
Since we were children we've allbeen told "breakfast is the
most important meal of the day". But lunch is equally
important. It doesn't matter how...
Think you're a little forgetful - why not add a bit of exercise
to your day?
It seems there is almost nothing exercise can't fix. It helps
maintain weight, reduce risk of disease, boost mood and energy and
now we can add 'improving memory' to the list.