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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.

 

 

  • Five exercise lessons we could learn from our childhood

    When we were children there was no such thing as a gym, or personal training sessions - let alone a diet! As a child we didn't have to set aside half-an-hour every day for exercise, we just played! So when did we get too busy to play? Most of us were a lot more active as children...

    20 September 2013

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  • Beef up your breakfast

    We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but new research shows that eating a high protein breakfast can stop you from reaching for the dessert after dinner. The study tested the effect that three types of breakfast (no breakfast, a high carbohydrate breakfast...

    30 August 2013

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  • HIIT It!

    In last month's Healthy U Diabetes Queensland Accredited Exercise Physiologist Emma Briskey introduced you to the idea of increasing your exercise intensity to help you on your journey to a healthier you. This month Emma encourages you to push a little bit harder and challenges you to HIIT...

    30 August 2013

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  • Fight off colds this winter

    Winter has well and truly arrived and, as usual, it has brought with it the dreaded winter cold. But there are natural ways to prevent colds this winter, which means you won't have to reach for the vitamin bottle. "A lot of people believe vitamin and mineral tablets lead to...

    30 July 2013

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  • Increase your intensity to see results

    Since beginning the healthy lifestyle journey you may have rejoiced in a little bit of weight loss. Proud of your achievements, you have kept up the momentum with your regular exercise but no more weight has shifted. While it can be heartbreaking, it's not hopeless - it might just mean you...

    30 July 2013

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  • 10 ways to burn kilojoules without really trying

    Sounds like one of those annoying ads flooding the Internet doesn't it? We're always told that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So how can you possibly burn kilojoules, and even fat, without even raising a sweat? Diabetes Queensland Accredited Exercise Physiologist Emma...

    20 June 2013

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  • Keeping eating simple

    One minute we're being told we shouldn't eat too much fat and the next minute we're encouraged to consume olive oil to help prevent heart disease. We're told we shouldn't eat after 7pm but in the same breath we're told to listen to our body and eat when we're hungry. So when did deciding what...

    20 June 2013

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  • 5 active uses for household items

    Who says exercise needs to happen at the gym? For a great work out you won't even need to leave the house. Accredited Exercise Physiologist Emma Briskey writes on how everyday household items can be used as exercise equipment. 1. Cans, jugs and bottles These make...

    20 May 2013

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  • Go meat-free this Monday!

    Go meat-free this Monday! Australians love meat but more and more people are choosing to skip the steak once a week in the interest of saving the planet, money and improving their health. So give Meat-Free Monday a go this week. What is Meat-Free...

    20 May 2013

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  • Stand up for your health

    Sitting for long periods of time is making us fat and unhealthy. Research shows sitting more and standing less increases a person's risk of dying from heart disease and a range of other conditions. The worst news is no amount of physical activity a desk-bound worker does outside office hours...

    15 May 2013

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