What is “plogging”: the Swedish trend of picking up trash while jogging

Oluwatosin Jegede

Want to get in shape and do something good for the environment at the same time? Then, you may want to consider plogging. It’s a hybrid workout that combines jogging with picking up litter.

The popular fitness trend started in Sweden two years ago and has been spreading worldwide. It’s a great way to make running more interesting by incorporating an environmental component into your routine.

Here are some tips on how to get started with trend, and what equipment you’ll need.

Plogging combines jogging with picking up litter

Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter and trash. It’s a Swedish word that means “picking up litter while jogging.” Plogging is not just a fun activity. It’s also environmentally friendly.

This practice has become popular in Sweden because it gets people to exercise and helps clean the streets at the same time. Not only does it make you fitter, it makes you healthier by giving back to nature and keeping our planet clean!

Plogging is a great way to make running more interesting

Plogging is a fun way to exercise, interact with others and be environmentally conscious.

It will make you a lot of friends. You’ll meet people who are also plogging, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with your neighbors.

Plogging is easy enough for anyone to do (no special equipment required), but it’s still incredibly challenging.

Plogging is a great way to be environmentally conscious

You can also get some exercise and enjoy being outdoors, which is especially important during the summer months when it is too hot for people to exercise outside.

It can also be an excellent way to meet new friends in your community because you are out running together. This can help you feel like part of a community rather than just an individual who lives there and doesn’t really interact with their neighbors.

You don’t need special equipment or knowledge

You don’t need any special equipment or knowledge to join a plogging group. So you can start saving the planet with just your running shoes and a bag.

If you want to work out alone, that’s fine! It’s great for people who love nature but prefer working out alone.

You can also use this guide as inspiration for creating your plogging routine if it suits you better than joining an existing group or community of runners (or non-runners) with similar interests in environmental conservation.

You can volunteer while getting exercise at the same time

The easiest way to get involved in plogging is to volunteer at a local park, beach, trail, school, or community center.

You can also volunteer at your local hospital or nursing home. These places are always looking for volunteers who want to make an impact on their community and have fun while doing it.

Tips to get started with plogging

Plogging is a new, fun, and eco-friendly way to get in shape and improve your health. It’s easy to get started, and you can do it anywhere:

  • get yourself a group of friends who also want to plog with you;

  • wear appropriate clothing that allows for movement, such as shorts or tights and a loose-fitting top. You will also need gloves, so bring those along too. If possible, wear shoes that are easy to run in because they will be exposed to debris on the ground while plogging;

  • when running with others, make sure everyone knows what route you are taking so they do not accidentally run into each other at intersections.

Read also: Carbon footprint: what is it and how to reduce it

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