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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.

 

 

  • Super foods - are they really that super?

    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 benefits. So Healthy U wants to know what makes a food 'super' and should...

    17 February 2014

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  • Exercise helps you choose healthier foods.

    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 choices." In our super food article this month we introduced...

    12 February 2014

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  • Run on Into Walking

    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...

    22 January 2014

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  • Take Diabetes Queensland's New Food Resolution Challenge

    Take Diabetes Queensland's New Food Resolution Challenge 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...

    22 January 2014

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  • Health and fitness apps

    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...

    9 December 2013

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  • Food label lessons

    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...

    9 December 2013

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  • RECIPE MAKEOVERS: Week Two

    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...

    16 October 2013

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  • Morning exercise vs. afternoon exercise

    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. Morning...

    16 October 2013

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  • Ask the expert: pre-made sauces

    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...

    16 October 2013

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  • RECIPE MAKEOVERS: Week One

    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...

    20 September 2013

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