Plogging event set as part of the Great American Cleanup

| March 10, 2020

The Keep America Beautiful organization has an initiative every spring called the Great American Cleanup. Marking its 22nd year in 2020, the initiative inspires people to take action every day to improve and beautify their communities in nearly every way possible. You can join the conversation by following #DoBeautifulThings on Twitter and Instagram or by liking the “Keep America Beautiful” Facebook page.

Locally to celebrate the Great American Cleanup, Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention is combining forces with Premiere Fitness gym in co-hosting a plogging session on Friday, March 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and all are welcome to join in. Bags and gloves will be provided. Participants will meet at Premiere Fitness, 423 Main St. in Coshocton and work on an eight-square block area encompassing Third through Seventh streets and Walnut, Main and Chestnut streets and all the alleys in-between.

What is plogging? From the Swedish term “plocka upp,” meaning “pick up,” and jogging, the idea of plogging is taking ahold in America. It’s an easy concept that can make a big impact on wherever it is you walk, run or jog. All that is needed is a bag, maybe a pair of gloves and the willingness to pick up litter. The Swedish-based fitness app Lifesum, which considers plogging a legitimate exercise, says a 30-minute plog burns about 17-20 percent more calories than simply jogging. This is due to the action of squatting or lunging to pick up debris; adding variety to your workout. Even if jogging or running isn’t for you, a walker can benefit in the extra motion.

For more information on plogging, recycling or litter prevention, contact Tammi Rogers at 740-575-4813.

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