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If just running is not enough for you, why not try plogging. Plogging = jogging + picking up trash. This trend started in Sweden, and is liking running but you go for a run with one addition: a trash bag (and maybe gardening gloves to keep things sanitary). You run; you pick up trash. How much is up to you. If you live in a city that doesn’t seem to respect the environment, you may feel like you won’t be able to get any running done. However, the goal is not to clean the streets entirely, but to make a difference. Picking up litter requires more stretching, bending, leaning and twisting, not to mention the fact that the bag/s your carrying will become heavier during a run. So as well as improving your cardio fitness, you will inevitably burn more calories, build core strength and increase your range of movement and flexibility. Anyone can become a plogger and by doing, you can help inspire others to do the same.

Also in Groningen there are individuals and groups that go plogging from time to time. Watch this short video from Groninger Bas who is an active plogger (in Dutch, but in the options at the right side bottom corner, you can turn on subtitles and translate them automatic English)


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