Plogging is the most refreshing new workout that influences social media geeks. It is one of a kind entertaining exercise that will keep you in shape and, at the same time, helps the environment to be clean. But how did plogging started?
Plogging, also known as “plocka upp,” started from Sweden. The term “plocka upp” meaning is to pick up garbage along the streets. And while doing this, you are jogging.
So plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up garbage along the way. It is as simple as that, and the great thing about it is you do not need to worry about set practice or set some limitations.
But when you do it, you will still need some requirements like what will be the phasing, what are the tools required, the duration and where is the best place to do it.
Picking up garbage is a good deed that any of us should do and practice. Properly disposing of the litter is our main concern in plogging. People who do it are called ploggers.
Ploggers are those who go jogging and, at the same time, pick up garbage on the streets. How they do that?
The most effective way of plogging is bending forward while picking up garbage then continue jogging afterwards. It is an excellent workout for your core muscles, legs, and back muscles. It will keep your heart rate pumping. You will observe that plogging is beneficial to your health and the environment. So this exercise pays off you and the environment.
How can you tell if it is effective?
Compared to regular jogging, plogging can double the calories burned. According to the study, it can burn an average of 288 calories, while regular jogging can do 235 calories. Also, you are doing exercise for your core muscles and developing your arm strength while picking the garbage.
The Start of Plogging
As you are starting to be amazed at plogging, you want to know when did it begin. Aside it began in Sweden; this exercise is founded by Erik Ahloström and inspired by the Stockholm-based group Plogga. The group had a mission to motivate their runners to be an environmentalist without compromising their workout. It is a philosophy of the Swedish lifestyle called lagom. It is a way of making the earth a better place while taking a random act of kindness. It is where the idea of plogging came from.