Eco-friendly fitness craze 'plogging' combines jogging with effort to clean up environment

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Woman recommends eco-friendly fitness craze 'plogging'
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Theresa Strange encourages others to join the 'plogging' fitness craze that also helps the environment.

HONOLULU (KGO) -- "Plogging," the latest exercise craze, combines picking up trash while working out. The word combines jogging and picking up trash. The eco-conscious activity actually got its start in Sweden a couple of years ago to clean up city streets and now it's a global exercise trend.

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Theresa Strange "plogs" six days a week. On most mornings, she picks up enough garbage to fill two 30-gallon trash bags.

"While I was walking I noticed a lot of trash, and I said, 'you know, I can multi-task,'" she said. "Why not pick up the trash and get the exercise at the same time?"

Strange encourages others to join "plogging" fitness craze.