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.
The idea of super foods has been around since Popeye popped open
his spinach! It seems like every year brings a new food with
a hard to pronounce name and outlandish promises of health
So Healthy U wants to know what makes a food 'super' and
Exercise helps you choose healthier foods
" ... there is still quite a bit of
evidence to suggest aerobic exercise like walking or swimming will
still help you to control your appetite and make better food
In our super food article this month we introduced...
We all know people who can go for a 10 kilometre jog before work
and think nothing of it. We marvel at their fitness and, if
we'rebeing honest with ourselves,can bemore than
a little jealous of their energy. But just because you can't break
a land speed recordwithout...
Take Diabetes Queensland's New Food
Resolutions are as much a part of New Year's celebrations as
countdowns and fireworks but the reality is that while almost half
of us will commit to a New Year's resolution, less than ten per
cent will actually stick to...
Could your mobile phone be your secret weapon on your journey to
a healthier U? There are loads of health and fitness apps available
that may provide the extra support and motivation you need. Below,
our DQ fitness fans share their favourite FREE health and fitness
apps with Healthy U...
Fat free, reduced fat, light, cholesterol free... These are just
some of the clever claims that food companies use to entice us to
buy their products, but how do we know which ones to trust?
Diabetes Queensland nutritionist Rachel Latimore helps you to sort
the fact from the...
This month we continue to share Dietitian Michelle Tong's top
tips for creating delicious healthy alternatives to our family
favourites. Last month Michelle shared her tips to reduce the total
fat of dishes as well as tips for adding extra fibre and nutrients.
This month she shares her...
We need to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day for good
health or up to 60 minutes if we are trying to lose weight, but are
there special benefits to exercising at different times of the day?
Dietitian and Personal Trainer Vicky Bell fills us in.
After reading the first part of our recipe makeovers story in
the September edition of Healthy U, reader Teresa contacted
Diabetes Queensland and asked
"Regarding sauces you buy in a jar
that you just add meat and chicken and vegies too and also those
pre-made recipe packet mixes... Are...
We hope you have enjoyed the healthy recipes featured each month
in Healthy U. Hopefully a few of them have even made their way into
your weekly dinner rotation, but you might be finding it hard to
say goodbye to your favourite meals that might not be the
healthiest. So instead of giving up...