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In a world where caring for the environment is getting stronger and stronger, the sport found a way to incorporate it into its routines.
Despite having spent almost a year locked up, sports activity seems to have no limits. More and more new proposals and alternatives are emerging for lovers of physical activity and exercise routines. In this case, the sport was added to another of the most popular activities of this century: caring for the environment.
Thus came plogging, an activity that proposes doing a highly effective cardio exercise while we collect garbage. The social movement has already gained 25,000 followers around the world and even has its own competitions.
In other words, running lovers can now combine their passion for running with good ecological practice in plogging: the collection of garbage that is piled up on the streets of cities and in natural environments.
This new sports trend of collecting garbage while running was born in Stockholm (Sweden), by the hand of runners concerned about the amount of waste they observed on their routes. It is known as plogging because it is the combination of the word "jogging" and "plock up".
The groups of ploggers have become true environmental troops that are organized to intervene in natural spaces such as beaches and forests, and the effect is more contagious than it seems: the movement is also gaining followers among cyclists and trekkers.
The main benefit that plogging brings, on a physical level, is the physical resistance and the complete exercise that is carried out with this practice, through which 300 calories could be consumed in just 30 minutes.
In other words, to the usual running routine, you have to add the number of squats that you would perform and the arm movements when collecting the garbage. Other advantages are better stress management, greater psychological well-being, strengthening of joints, and increased defenses.
To become a plogger it is not necessary to do a high-intensity run, there are people who go out for a jog with a bag in hand or simply to walk and adopt this modality stopping from time to time to collect waste.