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The 411 on the Newest Fitness Trend: Plogging

Trying to find a way to stick with your New Years Resolution to exercise more? Running out of excuses as to why you can’t go to the gym?  Looking for a way to do something good for the environment? Then say hello to plogging!

 

Yep, you read that right, plogging. According to BuzzFeed,  this new fitness trend’s all the rave in Sweden. How does one go plogging? It’s super simple, next time you go for a jog, bring a bag and pick up any trash you find. There’s also an added bonus for you. Every time you reach down to pick up some litter, you get to burn some extra calories since you’re pretty much doing a squat. #Fitness

 

Running not your thing? No problem, people also do plogging while biking, paddle-boarding and walking their dog aka you have no excuse as to why you can’t do it. When it comes to plogging, there’s truly something for everyone.

Let’s start doing our part by #plogging – That’s #collecting #rubbish while you are out #jogging. To start all you need is a pair of comfy trainers some bags (maybe even a trash grabber). Collect recycle and normal rubbish separately for easy disposal when you get home. #clean #world #planet #exercise #helptheplanet #savetheworld #healthylife #healthy

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So, put on your running shoes and go do something that’s not only good for you but good for the environment too. Don’t forget to tag your adventures with #plogging because pics or it didn’t happen.

 

 

Victoria is a senior marketing major with a sustainability minor at the University of Portland. In her free time, she loves browsing the aisles of Target, exploring Portland and drinking chocolate milk. When in doubt her outfits are almost entirely from Old Navy and you can normally find her in Kenna Hall where she is one of the Resident Assistants. 
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