We are in a century where we try to take care of ourselves and the world that surrounds us in an integral way. This has led us to innovate i...
We are in a century where we try to take care of ourselves and the world that surrounds us in an integral way. This has led us to innovate in our well-being and that of the environment that surrounds us; That is why an unusual and interesting sports trend has emerged: Plogging.
What is Plogging?
Basically, this is a new sport that emerged in Sweden a short time ago. This combines running or walking (hiking), and as they do so, people "clean" the area where they exercise.
The impact of this sport is such that the practise has spread throughout Europe and the United States. For this reason, it is increasingly common to see groups of runners organized to exercise and clean an area of their city; that's what it's all about: being fit while taking care of the planet.
Ploggers (Plogging practitioners) claim that they can burn up to 300 calories in 30 minutes; this because they combine running and sitting (squats) at the time of stopping to pick up the garbage they have found.
It's not just for runners
It is that even those who go by motorcycle or bicycle have chosen to do something similar; And although they may not burn as many calories as those who run, they do clean the area where they travel; Furthermore, the satisfaction they carry with them is enormous.
To be frank I am not a lot of exercises; however, when I go shopping or for a walk, I do not throw garbage on the street and I try to pick up the garbage that I see out of place.
Health benefits of running or walking
Running and even the regular practice of sports walking is part of the most complete exercises that exist. The practice of these put the whole body into action, benefiting it in the following way:
Increases physical endurance, improving muscle and tendon health.
Improve your coordination and your lung capacity as it helps to clean the lungs and arteries, improving circulation and the health of your heart and reducing blood pressure problems.
It fills you with positive feelings because it fills you with peace and tranquillity.
Improve your mood.
Clarify your ideas and relieve you of stress.
It keeps you in shape because you lose weight and your body is toned.
Today more than ever the planet requires that we be aware of the responsibility we have with natural resources.
According to the United Nations, in a declaration made in 2013, we are directly responsible for half of the planet's climate deterioration; and therefore, direct victims of natural disasters caused by our own hand.
Other practices that may have the same objective: take care of yourself while protecting the planet
Riding a bike: As I pointed out a bit above, some riders do their own version of Plogging except they don't squat to pick up trash, they bend over and do the same.
Practice yoga: Before going to the park to exercise you can clean the area where you are going to be located to do your exercises
Riding skates: Implement a Plogging only that you will wear tires instead of tennis. You and your neighbourhood will be just as favoured as if you were “at full throttle” collecting waste.
Walking or marching is something I usually do when I feel worried or anxious. In the future, I will implement Plogging to support the cause by cleaning up the area where I exercise.
The invitation remains so that the next time you go for a walk or exercise, you can practice Plogging as a way to take care of yourself while taking care of the environment.