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The New Fitness Craze Called "Plogging" Will Save Your Life And The Environment

Plus, it's got a great name. Who wouldn't want to call themselves a "plogger"?

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There's a new fitness craze from Sweden that will help you stay in shape while contributing something positive to the environment at the same time.

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It's called "plogging," and it's basically one part garbage collection and one part jogging.

It's a portmanteau of the words "pluck" and "jogging."
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It's a portmanteau of the words "pluck" and "jogging."

It's easy to do. Just grab a bag or other lightweight receptacle and head outside for some exercise, collecting any trash as you go.

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That's it! It's great! You get to spend time outdoors...

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...while making the world a better place for others!

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Plus, each time you bend down to grab something, you'll burn off some extra calories and strengthen your legs. You're essentially doing a squat each time.

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Not a runner? That's fine! People do it while biking too.

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Or while out paddle-boarding.

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And if you can find a group of friends to do it with, you can make it into a fun challenge to see who can collect the most.

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You can even get some plogging in while you're out walking your dog.

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And unlike other ridiculous social media challenges, plogging contributes something positive to the world.

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It's an irrefutable win-win: it helps you feel amazing and healthy, and you help the environment look amazing and healthy. :)

So put on your running shoes, grab a bag, and remember to tag your photos with #plogging to help the craze catch on even faster.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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