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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...
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...
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
Diabetes Queensland's newest...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...