We have a new rowing challenge here at ENRGi and our members and staff alike are stepping up to row! We challenge you to row 3000 meters, three times per week on our C2 Concept rowers. That’s it! After each row, just put an X on our big white board and go for three X’s per week. 3000 meters takes most people between 12-15 minutes to complete. We encourage you to row as quickly as you can and to go for your personal best times, however, for this challenge it doesn’t matter how fast or slow, just ROW, ROW, ROW!
Rowing is a great workout for total body strengthening and cardio endurance. Unlike running, it is both low impact (great if you’re recovering from an injury) and works both your upper and lower body simultaneously for a super efficient calorie burn!
Need more incentive? Everyone who completes the Row Challenge and gets at least one week of three 3000m rows will be entered to win a three day juice cleanse from Element Wellness ($185 value!) This fabulous prize is brought to you by Iamselfless.com
Come in before class, stay late after class, or sign up for a daytime Cross Training Trio spot. Rowers are available most of the day, as long as there is not a TRX, Core Burn or Warrior Conditioning Class going on. Check our schedule to see availability.
Everyone knows about the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables, but few people have thought about what their color indicates. It’s not for nothing that bananas and lemons are yellow, tomatoes and cherries are red, and kiwis and spinach are green, surely this means something. It turns out that the natural dyes contained in fruits and vegetables are of great importance and determine the benefits provided to our body. In the continuation of the article, you will learn what effect the color of the plant products we use has on our health.
Yellow and orange vegetables and fruits
Yellow pepper, lemon, carrot, pumpkin, orange, etc. All of them contain a large amount of beta-carotene, which is known to be the best preventive against cancer, and also increases our immunity. Beta-carotene is also a beauty product. Eat plenty of yellow and orange fruits and vegetables if you want to have smooth and beautiful skin, thick and healthy hair, strong nails and a firm body.
Green vegetables and fruits
Spinach, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, kiwi, green onion, leek, zucchini, cucumber. The natural pigment contained in them — chlorophyll-is often called the” living blood ” of plants, and its main molecule is almost identical in structure to the hemoglobin molecule. The value of fruits and vegetables rich in chlorophyll is that they purify the digestive tract and excretory system of a person, that is, they purify the blood and lymphatic fluid, and also contribute to weight loss. The purified body is known to better absorb all the necessary substances for vital activity, making its owner full of strength and energy.
Red fruits and vegetables
Tomatoes, beets, red peppers, cherries, pomegranates, cherries, radishes, strawberries, watermelon. All of them contain lycopene, which has a beneficial effect on the heart: it strengthens it and improves the functioning of the entire cardiovascular system. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that lowers cholesterol and has a proven anti-cancer effect. Red fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium, which is also known as a friend of the human heart-it regulates the rhythm of its work and blood pressure.
White fruits and vegetables
Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, chicory, garlic, onion. They are also called the enemies of infection. This group of vegetables is rich in flavonoids (antioxidants) and allicin, which has antibacterial properties. White vegetables, especially those with a distinctive smell, can rightly be called “natural antibiotics”. They strengthen the immune system and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Flavonoids also act as an antispasmodic and diuretic. White plants also contain sulfur, which helps reduce the level of” bad ” cholesterol in the blood.
Fruits and vegetables play a big role in preventing our health. And each color is important in its own way, and they bring the best results together, not separately. Therefore, in order to be healthy and enjoy beauty, every day we should eat fruits and vegetables from each color group.