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Our Advice on Carbohydrate and Fruit

So what is a healthy level of carbohydrate and fruit? It depends on where you start and possibly also how your metabolism is functioning. But the bottom line is this… fruit and carbohydrate-rich foods contain vast amounts of energy. When energy is eaten and not burned off, it is what….? STORED is the answer. Stored… Read more

What Is The Best Blender For Smoothies?

  If you have ever tried making a smoothie with a really cheap blender, then you obviously know how frustrating it can be. Basic blenders just do not have the capability of crushing frozen fruit and ice. Most of the time you are left with a chunky concoction that is less than enjoyable. If you… Read more

7 Tips for Getting Better Sleep

  Sleep deprivation can be disastrous to your health, increasing your stress hormone levels and the number of sugar cravings you experience during the day as well as causing lessened productivity and lethargy during your workouts. Beyond that, getting adequate sleep also helps with recovery and repair, disease control and a host of other benefits…. Read more

Does Weight Loss Tea Work?

  Most of us will find ourselves trying to shed some weight at some point in our lives. While successful weight management is rewarding and exciting, it is easy to get caught up in the latest fads and weight loss shortcuts. Unfortunately, most of the promoted weight loss methods will leave you hungry, cranky, and the kilos jump back… Read more

Foam Roller Exercises & Benefits Explained

  Have you ever wanted a deep tissue massage but been a little apprehensive to pay  for it? Well that’s exactly what foam rollers are – your own self-massage solution. A foam roller is a tube shaped self-massage device that comes varying lengths, diameters, firmness, and some of them have different surface textures. Why should you… Read more

3 Keys to Weight loss and Fitness

To increase fitness, lose weight and quicken your metabolism, there are three simple guidelines you should aim to adhere with. You should aim to exercise at a minimum of: 75% true maximum heart rate, for 30 minutes, 3 times per week Now, we understand that life gets busy, so here’s a little trick if you’re… Read more

How many Kilojoules in a Calorie?

Kilojoules, Calories, KJ, Cal, Cals… What’s the story? It’s so confusing! We’re not big on Calorie counting here at EFM, however having a basic understanding of how much energy is in the food we consume is important, especially when the energy content of food can be displayed in numerous ways. Kilojoules vs Calories: Both kilojoules and Calories… Read more

Running: Training Tips and Avoiding Injury

  Adelaide Physiotherapist, James McEwan shares some useful insights on how to minimise the risks of injuries in a running program. Now, we’re certainly not all going to run marathons, but Fun Runs certainly play a significant role in the annual fitness events calendar of EFM clubs across Australia. James’s tips are certainly timely for the… Read more