It’s a bizarre sport called plogging, and we want you to join in.
The concept literally means picking up litter (from the Swedish word Plocka upp) whilst jogging or sprinting or even walking. It doesn't need a large group or massive infrastructure, and can be done by a single person on their daily walk,”
Plogging may seem silly, but it actually makes your run more challenging! Imagine how many times you’ll be reaching for litter during your run – that’s a lot of squats added to your workout! The constant bending and reaching will work up much more a sweat than just regular jogging will, trust me. It can also improve your flexibility as you’re constantly reaching and stretching to grab the pieces of litter. Who knew that picking up litter would be so beneficial not only to the planet but to your own physical health?
If you’re not much of a runner and would rather walk, no problem! I’ve seen the term “plalk” thrown around to describe walking + picking up litter. To plog or plalk, all you need is your running gear, a bag of some sort and, if you prefer, gloves.
Chennai that choke up during the rainy season because of the abundance of waste, especially plastic. Plogging will surely help the current situation big time. And not only while jogging but even otherwise let's pledge to not ignore litter around us and do as much as possible from our end to help the cause.
plogging isn’t going to get you from point A to point B in the fastest manner possible. We recommend working it into a recovery run or gym day if you’re on a strict training program. So what are you waiting for? Grab your running shoes, a bag, maybe even a friend, and get plogging!
Hey, even if you only pick up one piece of trash on a long run, it’s better than doing nothing at all.