This Swedish Fitness Trend Is Good for Both You and the Environment
If you’re somehow still sticking to your New Year’s resolution to work out more, here’s one extra way to do right by your body — and do right by the environment at the same time.
It’s called plogging, and it's the Swedish trend of jogging and picking up litter as you go.
Unlike the other Swedish lifestyle trend of lagom, which is all about being balanced, content, and centered, plogging sounds downright exhausting. But also pretty fulfilling.
It’s not at all surprising that this movement comes from Sweden, where the recycling policy is so efficient, the country is very near its goal of being completely waste free.
With pollution prevention being such an important part of keeping our environment safe and habitable, people (particularly Swedish citizens) are amping up their eco-friendly efforts in their own communities.
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Of course, challenging yourself to bend down and pick up trash while carrying a garbage bag on your daily run must burn more than a few extra calories.
If you want to get in on the trend, all you need is a solid pair of running shoes and a good, sturdy recycling bag to hold your rubbish. It’s also not a bad idea to wear gloves while you’re picking waste off the road.