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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.

 

 

  • Herbs and spices give the knockout punch to salt

    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...

    18 July 2014

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  • Five ways to stay motivated

    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...

    18 July 2014

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  • Get motivated - personal activity tracker style

    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 goals. Studies have shown that these devices can provide an incentive for people to increase their...

    20 June 2014

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  • Bottoms up for good health

    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 health? Wine, particularly red wine, contains antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been linked to...

    20 June 2014

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  • Ditch the desk and move that body

    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...

    15 May 2014

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  • Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!

    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...

    15 May 2014

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  • To organic or not to organic

    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? But Diabetes...

    17 April 2014

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  • Run way from flu season

    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...

    17 April 2014

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  • Why you should stop for lunch

    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...

    25 March 2014

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  • Exercise to a stronger mind

    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. Diabetes Queensland...

    24 March 2014

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