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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.

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

...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.

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

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Or while out paddle-boarding.

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.

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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