Plogging: Exercise for the Environment

Plogging: Exercise for the Environment

Plogging: Exercise for the Environment

As proponents of good health and a clean environment, at WOGA we’re also big fans of plogging. It’s a new fitness craze that improves the health of both humans and Mother Earth. It  requires people to pick up trash while on a run. The term is a mash-up of jogging and “plocka upp,” which Swedish for “pick up.” Plogging started in Sweden, but has won followers all over the world, based on the many Instagram photos that are popping up with the #plogging hashtag. Plogging has benefits beyond the sense of self-satisfaction that comes from making the world a slightly cleaner place: It actually burns more calories than merely jogging. The Swedish-based fitness app Lifesum, which has studied plogging, says a 30-minute plog burns around 288 calories, compared to 235 calories just from jogging. Bending over to pick up debris also allows a person to get in some squats and lunges.

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