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Thursday, April 5, 2018

New sport: jogging... and picking up trash?

What is plogging???

Have the Swedes invented everything that's good for a healthy lifestyle? Plogging combines jogging and picking up trash. It started in Sweden... and... just watch the video:

All kidding aside, I started running a couple of years ago: I mostly wanted to stay healthy as I started to age, and I wanted to do an activity that didn't require a lot of money. Jogging is a great way to stay fit for very little money: good shoes are mostly all you will need. Best of all, I go out in the winter months as well, and get more sun than in previous years, which makes the winter blues go away.

What can you do?

Although I don't pick up garbage every time I go running, I usually end up with a plastic bag full of discarded plastic utensils, bottles and various plastic detritus. I would encourage you to pick up a few things while walking around or jogging. If you read some of my previous posts, you will know what storm drains are not filtered or treated. So any trash that gets washed away in a storm drain will most likely end up in the ocean. We can all improve the world by picking up some of the trash on sidewalks, and disposing of it properly in city garbage cans.

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