Jogging is popular almost everywhere now. With so many people going for this kind of calory-burning exercise, why not connect it with helping our planet? This is really possible!
Getting rid of garbage
Plogging is a really practical approach to fitness and ecology. This is a combination of collecting garbage with jogging. This kind of exercise was born in Sweden and it is Erik Ahlström who is believed to have started the trend. The man decided to do something about the litter on the streets of Stockholm. Whenever he went running, he took a bag with him to pick up all the junk he would find on sidewalks and lawns. He shared that with his fellow runners, also keen on ecology, and soon a group of ploggers began to expand. This trend is really popular with Swedes now.
The term ‘plogging’ is a combination of two words: a Swedish plocka, meaning ‘pick up’, ‘collect’ with jogging. Now it is catching on all over Europe where groups of people get together to ‘plog’ collectively. And this is how plenty of garbage disappears from parks and streets.
Ecology and fitness
You can also set up your own plogging group. Using social media you can get together and later share the ‘fruits’ of your plogging. We can all do something to prevent plastic from getting into our stomachs.
Cleaning while strolling
If you are not a keen runner, you can pick something up even when you walk. This kind of activity is referred to as ‘plalking’ (a combination of plock and walking).