"Plogging" Is the Swedish Fitness Craze That Combines Running and Recycling
Jogging gets an eco-friendly makeover.
Feb. 15, 2018
By Macaela Mackenzie
Activism meets exercise in a new fitness trend sweeping social media. Get ready to hear a lot more about "plogging"—a combination of the word "jogging" and the Swedish phrase "plocka upp" which means "pick up."
Plogging is essentially regular old jogging but with an eco-friendly upgrade. Here's how it works: While jogging through a park or neighborhood trail, instead of simply focusing on your pace or jamming out to a killer running playlist, plogging implores runners to pick up some litter along the way. It's like being a good Samaritan on the go.
The Scandinavia-born workout feels like one of those made-for-social-media trends, but there are some serious benefits of this new take on running—the first obviously being that you're getting a good sweat.