6 ways to exercise that don’t feel like exercise

We all know how important it is to be active. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, but our busy schedules don’t always allow us to work out in conventional ways. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to get in those vital minutes of movement without feeling like you’re doing a despised chore.


This outdoor recreational activity has been around for decades. Participants use a GPS or mobile device and other navigational techniques to find and place containers and objects at locations marked by coordinates. It has social as well as physical benefits, and it can be done right here in Reynoldsburg. Learn about geocaching in nearby Columbus parks and recreation areas.

Pokemon Go

It’s basically geocaching for the digital age! Odds are you probably have already heard of this wildly popular augmented reality (AR) mobile game: find virtual creatures that appear in the app as if they are in real-life locations. You can even use a handy map to find Pokestops around Reynoldsburg, Ohio! 

Zombies, Run!

If you’re into AR, this spooky game may be just the inspiration you need to get outdoors this month. Zombies, Run lets users walk, jog, or run anywhere. You can follow the game’s “zombie survival missions” (interval workouts) or create your own. And when zombies are chasing you, you guessed it, speed up! You can also track your activities and share your progress with friends.

Take work calls while taking a walk

Modern technology allows us to take calls from just about anywhere. Instead of sitting at a desk for those work calls and meetings, step outside for a walk. You’ll be surprised how many steps you can get in during a 30-minute phone call. 

Catch up on housekeeping

Among these tricks for turning household chores into a legit workout: do walking lunges while vacuuming, strap on ankle weights while dusting, and do calf raises while washing dishes. And Good Housekeeping says the household chores that exert the most effort are vacuuming, mopping, and unloading groceries from the car. (If you’re not excited about this one, keep reading!)

Community fitness amenities

In addition to AR games, outdoor excursions, and ordinary household and work chores, living at the Traditions at Slate Ridge apartments entitles you to a fitness center, free weights, and swimming pool. Our residents love the convenience of working out right here at home. If you’re interested in learning more about this Reynoldsburg, Ohio apartment community, call us at (614) 902-4891 to schedule a tour.

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Oct 29

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Traditions at Slate Ridge

1929 Opal Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 741-1208

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