Breathe New Life Into Your Old Workout Routine

This blog post was written by Haley Morgan, Noah Boehm, and Carmyn Yeager as part of a collaboration with Indiana State University and the Advanced Expository Writing course offered there.

If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your exercise routine, consider some options that are outside of the routine crunches, squats, and cardio. There are some new activities you may have never heard about and aren’t considered to be traditional forms of “exercise” that can have just as big of an impact on your health (and diabetes charities).

LARPING is the act of live role-playing, including the excitement of adventure and physical exercise to conquer the feats of your imagination. Whether you’re slaying dragons in pounds of shining armor or fencing for your life on the battlefield, you’re moving your muscles and burning those calories. Find out more about larping at

GEOCACHING is an outdoor hunting game using a GPS-enabled device like a smartphone. Players hunt for “caches” (treasures) in the real world by using the coordinates listed on various websites, which support this activity. Geocaching is fun and adventurous and can add elements of anticipation to your workout routine. Find out more about geocaching at

MOTION CONTROL GAME SYSTEMS like Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, and Playstation Move have players use their entire bodies as the game control system. Jump, stretch, reach, punch, your way through the games that can be done right in your own living room. Find out more about motion control game systems at

New technology has changed the ways that we communicate, and now we are seeing new technology give people new and exciting ways to stay active and fit. Whatever exercise you do, do it for you, and log it for others. Don’t forget, when you log your exercise at your exercise benefits people with diabetes in need.

One thought on “Breathe New Life Into Your Old Workout Routine

  1. Thanks for collaborating with my students on this! I’m very proud of their work! Way to go, Noah, Haley, and Carmyn!

    By the way, I LOVE Geocaching! Look me up as Jeepluver! Excellent suggestion.

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