People like to read comics because they are drawn to these superhuman characters with perfect bodies and extraordinary strength. But instead of wasting your time reading comic books, why don’t you start a workout routine so you can one day be like the superheroes you admire or at least have a body like theirs? Hoe to put down the comic books and get in shape? The following tips will be useful for beginners. They can be helpful for many athletes too.
Consult your doctor
Before you start any exercise routine, it’s a good idea to consult our doctor first. Get a physical examination to make sure that the routine that you’re going to follow will not be detrimental to your health. This is particularly crucial for those who are just new to working out or haven’t worked out for a long time. A physical exam will tell you if you have existing conditions that may worsen if you do strenuous physical activities. Once you know the state of your health, you can then search for a workout that is more appropriate for you. If you have a trainer, then you can simply tell him or her about the doctor’s findings.
Set a goal
If you want to achieve something, then you need to have a goal. The same is true when it comes to working out. Put your goals into the paper. Your goals need to be realistic. If you write down something like be like Superman in a year, then do you honestly believe you can achieve it? A more realistic goal would be to lose five pounds in one month. Once you have set a realistic goal, you need to determine the steps to achieve that goal. Because without a plan, your goal will remain a wish. You can also break down bigger goals into smaller goals.
Make it a habit
For a workout routine to stick, you need to turn it into a habit. According to experts, an activity becomes a habit if you do it for 21 days straight. When something becomes a habit, the less willpower you need to do it. You need to make working out a part of your lifestyle. It’s also useful if you will work out at the same time every day. This will help to turn it into a lifelong habit. In the first few days, you may need to really force yourself to exercise. But once it becomes a habit, it will become second nature to you.
Types of exercise
If you’re not an athlete, then you better stick to simple and natural movements. You also don’t need fancy equipment to start and exercise routine. You can become fit and healthy wit bodyweight exercise. Aim for exercises that use multiple joints to make your workout more efficient.
So how to put down the comic books and get in shape? You need to commit. Resist the urge to do nothing and start moving. This is the first step in becoming a real-life superhero.