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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.

 

 

  • Food myths busted

    Eating too much sugar causes diabetes Diabetes is related to high blood glucose levels, so the more sugar you eat the more likely you are to get diabetes, right? Wrong. Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar. In fact it's not clear what causes some types of...

    15 May 2013

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  • On the hunt for a healthy Easter

    Chocolate eggs and hot cross buns have been on supermarket shelves since Boxing Day, making it really hard to resist temptation every time you do the weekly grocery shop. If you've managed to resist so far, you might be at risk of an Easter blowout when Good Friday rolls in. Diabetes...

    26 March 2013

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  • Ask the expert: Should I eat three large meals a day or several smaller meals?

    Healthy U reader, Joe Connor from Strathpine asked "Is there any advantage to eating regular small meals during the day (e.g. five to six meals) versusthree main meals per day for weight loss. Even if total kilojoule intake is the same?" Diabetes Queensland's newest...

    26 March 2013

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  • Stretch out

    Stretching is an important part of any exercise program. It can help improve your flexibility and avoid sore muscles. Add these six light stretches to the end of your exercise session today. Hold each stretch for about 20-30 seconds - you should feel a slight stretch. Stop immediately if you...

    26 March 2013

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  • Rethink your drink

    Would you add 16 teaspoons of sugar to your lunchtime salad? Or sprinkle iton top of your steak at dinner? Would you eat 16 teaspoons of sugar because you are little bit thirsty? Of course you wouldn't! But every time you drink a 600ml bottle of soft drink that is exactly what you're...

    28 February 2013

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  • Time to pump it up!

    Workout Session 2 We all know that being active is important, but we often focus on cardiovascular exercise like walking or cycling and leave the weights to body builders. However, weights (or resistance) training is an important part of any exercise program for every age and...

    28 February 2013

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  • Lose 6kgs this year

    The road to weight loss doesn't have to be a big challenge, small changes every day can make a huge difference. Each of these food swaps will save you 600kJ per day. Keep just one of them up for a month and you will lose 1/2kg of body fat. Keep it up all year and you will lose 6kg! Evidence...

    25 January 2013

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  • Time to get active

    If you are looking to start some regular activity for the first time or add something new to your current exercise program, this low intensity routine might be just what you need. Created by our fitness experts, these activities are an easy way to raise your heart rate and start burning those...

    25 January 2013

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