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The World’s Healthiest Food: Grains

The World’s Healthiest Food: Grains

Grains are essential for cooking many dishes. Grains are everywhere and they are the perfect source of carbohydrates which is needed for energy. Pasta and bread would nearly cease to exist without grains. Here are three of the world’s healthiest grains. Barley Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color. Health Benefits • Lower Cholesterol- Barley’s dietary fiber is high in beta glucan, which helps to lower cholesterol by binding to bile acids and removing them from the body via the feces. Bile acids are compounds used to digest fat that are manufactured by the liver from cholesterol. • Protection Against Atherosclerosis- Barley is a good source of niacin, a B vitamin that provides numerous protective actions against cardiovascular risk factors. Brown Rice The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel and is the least damaging to its nutritional value. It is great for plenty of healthy dishes. Health Benefits • Energy Production and Antioxidant Protection- Manganese helps produce energy from protein and carbohydrates and is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids, which are important for a healthy nervous system, and in the production of cholesterol, which is used by the body to produce hormones. • Rich in Selenium- Selenium is an essential component of several major metabolic pathways, including thyroid hormone metabolism, antioxidant defense systems, and immune function. Oats What better way to gain the strength and energy to carry you through a hectic morning schedule...
The Top 3 Benefits of Using A Kettlebell

The Top 3 Benefits of Using A Kettlebell

Thanks to shows like the Biggest Loser, exercising with a kettlebell has become a mainstream method of exercise. People all over the world are using a kettlebell to replace long trips to the gym, burn fat and develop that lean toned athletic look that we all know we want. Here is a small list of the top 3 benefits you can get by using a kettlebell. 1) Muscle Development The kettlebell has the capacity to work out any part of the body you desire. The variety of muscle stimulation is because of its versatility and compact nature.A good kettlebell workout is meant to have you use your whole body at the same time. This is called co-contraction. When we use co-contraction to our advantage while using a kettlebell we will cause a greater number of muscles and muscle fibers to be used during a given exercise. You will start to see changing in different parts of your body at an incredible rate. • Core Strengthening– The transverse abdominus or TVA is a muscle that looks like a giant belt that wraps around your waist, its job is to stabilize the torso during activity. One of the best ways to exercise the TVA is to bilaterally load the body during exercise. Using the kettlebell for arm strengthening drills will strengthen your core muscles and tone your midsection. • Arm Strengthening– Your arm muscles will show a great amount of development. Kettlebells implement basic to complex moves that increase your grip strength, endurance and flexibility in the upper-arm area. • Lower Back and Glute Shaping-The most popular exercise performed with a...
Should I Walk To Lose Weight

Should I Walk To Lose Weight

Many people believe that in order to lose weight and extreme cardio regimen is in order. They have the idea that the harder they sweat, the more weight they lose in their intense session. However, walking is not just a means of rudimentary conveyance. It also leads to many health benefits without overworking your muscles. Here are 6examples of why walking is more beneficial than long-duration cardio. 1) Walking has been proven to decrease stress and reduce the conditions of depression. It is shown that even small bouts of walking for exercise will lend itself towards recovery from workouts. Looser muscles leads to a more comfortable body which lends itself to better sleep and recovery. This will improve to a more hospitable and stress-free disposition throughout the day. Try to take time out of your day to walk a few blocks outside when the weather permits it. It allows the body to immerse itself in a new environment and fresh air. Exposing oneself to different scenery facilitates creativity and perspective. 2)According to The Journal of Clinical Oncology, women who take up walking after being diagnosed with breast cancer increase their survival probability by 45%. This discovery demonstrates how powerful the impact of light cardio can be with certain diseases. A consistent schedule of walking as little as 15 minutes a day can potentially reduce your risk of getting heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes. In addition to this, walking for weight loss has been shown to reduce high blood pressure, relieving hypertension and aid in controlling joint swelling and pain associated from arthritis. All of these maladies can...
It takes hours a day and tremendous dedication in order to get a perfect body.

It takes hours a day and tremendous dedication in order to get a perfect body.

It is that time again to give you another article about debunking mainstream lies. This is our sixth one for those of you who have been counting. The most important thing you can do is to educate yourself about things in your daily life. This lie may have a few people starting to read incredulously. This pertains to most people in the fitness industry and also to people who are consistently trying to change their bodies with very little in the way of results. Most media will be wont say, “It takes hours a day and tremendous dedication in order to get a perfect body”. We here at KXT believe in strategic workouts that utilizes the body’s functions to perform at its highest capacity without being overworked and possibly damaged. A study done by the American Council on Exercise examined a typical 20 minute kettlebell circuit against other cardiovascular exercises. The results concluded that during the 20-minute workout, the average calorie burn was 272 calories (or 816 cal/Hr), not counting the additional calorie burn due to the substantial anaerobic effort. After that they estimated oxygen consumption and how many calories they were burning aerobically, and it was 13.6 calories per minute. They also measured the blood lactate, so anaerobically the kettlebell lifters were burning an additional 6.6 calories per minute. They were burning a staggering 20.2 calories per minute (or 1,212 cal/Hr).  That has the equivalency of running a sub 6-minute mile pace. When you put forth substantial amounts of bodily energy like you do in kettlebell workouts you end up giving yourself another bonus that not to many...
You have to stick to a regimented routine in order to see results and finally get fit.

You have to stick to a regimented routine in order to see results and finally get fit.

Today we have the fifth entry of our Seven Lies articles. One of the problems with the current fitness industry is with their bold lack of fun exercises and routines. Many individuals are inundated with stationary equipment at the gym that only serves a few purposes. Each machine may lend itself to a different muscle group, yet doing the same routine at the same place with the same equipment become repetitious and disengaging. Enter Lie #7: You have to stick to a regimented routine in order to see results and finally get fit. The most common type of routine training program used in the United States is a little activity called running. In the 1970’s when running first became popular injury rates were already at a staggering 50% of those who ran regularly had an injury inflicted. Now 30 years later the injury rates have risen to nearly 70%. This is the highest rate of injury in sports and recreation today. There are 2 things that are causing so many people to get injured running. 1) Lack of physical preparation, improper motor function and lack of muscle and joint strength. 2) Repeating that same dysfunctional movement in excess. Another common physical routine that is on the rise is Bodybuilding. There is nothing wrong with forming muscle mass. That is indeed why many of you have signed up with NXT. Structuring your fitness routine around back and biceps on Mondays, chest and triceps on Wednesdays and legs on Fridays is only helpful to those of us who want to bolster their muscle mass. For the rest of us seeking a...
Only athletes need to train with functional movements and intensity.

Only athletes need to train with functional movements and intensity.

This is our fourth article pertaining to the Lies of Fitness. By now you should be using the information from previous Lies of Fitness to shape an idea of what it will take for you to achieve all of your physical goals and get the body you have always wanted. For those who have just begun reading: you do not need to catch up to benefit from starting here. Productive movements, High Intensity Interval Training and Metabolic Resistance Training will get you the most reliable results.All of these different elements may appear quite difficult for a first-time user, but that is only a misconception from your own personal state of mind. Even though gym memberships have grown immensely in the last decade using tag lines for their product as the quintessential “muscle magazine” gym routines are on the decline. Certain extreme workout fads have faded into obscurity, almost giving practitioners a stigma about their lifestyles. Nationally known organizations like The American Council on Exercise and The American College of Sports Medicine have shifted their focus from isolated machine based fitness to full body function-based exercise routines. These organizations are now focusing on the more efficient routes that seem more health-driven instead of emphasizing on maximizing past your body’s potential. Find a recourse that can teach you about functional fitness exercises and routines that has a proven track record at providing results, Just like KXT and diligently follow the routine given to you. When people are challenged mentally as they are with functional exercises and high intensity interval training they display a rehearsal of their will to succeed. This is...