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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
What is Meat-Free...
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...