People know me, Wonder Woman, for being skilled in many different ways. I have super strength, but I also have super agility. I have super speed, and I also have incredible acrobatic abilities. While it may look like these things come easy to me, you don’t become a well-rounded superhero without putting in the work. All of my different abilities require unique types of training, so here is a very simple, non-exhaustive list, of different kinds of physical activity to consider.
To build or maintain strength, weight training is an excellent type of physical activity. Weight training will help you put on muscle mass, strengthen your joints, and improve your overall mobility (Roland, 2023).
Cardio, or aerobic, exercise is a physical activity that increases your heart rate. This can include running, walking, swimming, cycling, among many others. Cardio exercise improves your heart, lung, bone, and joint health, and has been shown to reduce levels of stress, anxiety and depression (Waehner, 2022).
Agility is the ability to accelerate, decelerate, and change positions quickly. Here is a great article about agility training that is reviewed by a certified trainer; https://www.verywellfit.com/best-agility-drills-for-athletes-3120599
I can totally understand that training like an acrobat is not convenient or accessible for everyone. What is more practical is mobility training. Mobility exercises reduce your risk of injury, fight against the effects of living a sedentary life, and can make functional movements, like sitting down and standing back up, easier (ISSA, 2022).
ISSA (2022, September 21). Mobility Training- Why you need it and how to do it. Retrieved October 2, 2023, from https://www.issaonline.com/blog/post/mobility-training-your-new-pre-workout
Roland, J. (2023, March 20). A beginner’s guide to weight training. Healthline. Retrieved October 2, 2023, from https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-start-lifting-weights
Waehner, P. (2022, November 26). Everything you need to know about cardio exercise. Verywellfit. Retrieved October 2, 2023, from https://www.verywellfit.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cardio-1229553