Have you heard about plogging?

Keep yourself fit, and the planet clean, with this new eco-friendly running style

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Want to make your runs more eco-friendly? Then you need to try plogging – a new Scandinavian fitness idea where people pick up plastic, and other waste, whilst out walking or running.

As well as being a blight on the landscape, littering costs local authorities around £750 million annually in street cleaning with every household contributing more than a tonne of waste each year. 

Plogging encourages exercise, gets people out in nature and helps people connect more positively with their environment. It can also help increase your mobility and extend your range of motion, as the regular bending over, stretches the back, buttocks, hamstrings and calves. And if you want to make it more of a challenge, try adding squats or lunges to your to increase your calorie burn.

It’s great exercise for little ones too. Take the kids with you to keep them active and teach them the importance of recycling.

Just remember to take some protective gloves and bin bags with you to stay safe!

Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams recently went #PloggingWithFitbit and the London City Runners in support of WasteAid UK and this month Fitbit is donating £5 to WasteAid for each Plogging photo shared on its Facebook page. That’s not all – every image submitted will enter you into a draw to win one of four Fitbit prize packages including a Charge 2 & Fitbit Ace. 

 So what are you waiting for? Let’s get plogging!

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