Simple Exercises That Anyone Can Do

Maybe you tell yourself you are too busy to work out. Perhaps you lack the motivation to hit the gym. Or maybe you think you are just too old to exercise. Those habits are doing you more harm than good. Exercise impacts your mental and physical well-being. It's a key component of living a long life and practicing a healthy lifestyle. But, you can't just start exercising; you have to find the right fitness program and products for you. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the hundreds of fitness products out there boasting fast results with minimal effort. You can also spend hours wading through the exercise videos on the market, trying to find the one that will give you the results you need. Look to the simplest solution -- using your own body to achieve fitness goals.

According to JB Berns, a martial arts and fitness system designer and creator of the JB Berns Dynametrics Freedom Exercise System, you can leave the weights, machines, gizmos and gyms behind. With only 15 minutes a day, seven days a week, you can achieve noticeable fitness results. There's no trade secret to Berns' program. You simply use resistance training to tighten muscles and strengthen the body -- squeezing yourself into shape.

"We are using traditional isometric and isotonic exercises which work by using the body's own self resistance combined with concentrated focus on each muscle being worked and squeezing the muscle for perfect toning. These static contractions with slow motion training for a total body workout can show results in just 21 days," says Berns.

Many people have already discovered the positive effects of isometric resistance training. It entails doing seven different workouts, one for each day of the week, so you can work your body evenly. These workouts emphasize non-impact stretching and strengthening movements, and are designed to target multiple muscle groups, lengthen the spine, improve balance and agility, and promote flexibility.

There are benefits for people of all ages -- especially seniors and those with physical limitations who want to retain flexibility and build and increase strength. Here are some other ways an isometric resistance program can help you:

- Keeps muscles working. Muscle mass can be lost with

age if the muscles are not exercised frequently.

Working these areas in a concentrated way promotes

long-term fitness.

- Strengthens the abdominals. Strong abdominal

muscles result in a stronger back and more stable

middle. Targeting the abdominal area can mean

more flexibility, better posture and a higher

likelihood of participating in sporting and other

fitness activities.

- Keeps bones strong. Regular training helps protect

bones and joints, reducing the risk of arthritis-

related problems and osteoporosis. The series is

designed to help you rehabilitate from injuries or


- Boosts weight loss. Building muscle boosts your

metabolism. By working on key muscle groups, you

can effectively shed pounds as you maintain a

healthy diet.

Self-massage and muscle warm-ups are recommended prior to doing the routines and during all the movements. As with any exercise program, it is recommended to consult a doctor before beginning the system.

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