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Status: Gathering Kudos

The health and social benefits to physical activity I would imagine are fairly easy to quantify using strava, but what about the societal benefits?

I think it would be interesting to record types of community activities that occurred during a bout of physical activity, as a multiple option pick-list. The pick-list could then be associated with related challenges, goals and achievements with a door opening for collaboration with other organisations, as an example, surfers against sewage and beach tidying.

In recent weeks and months I've heard multiple examples whereby someone was running or walking in the local community and as a result was the first to respond to a situation where someone was in need of help, some examples: a domestic incident that required the police, a fire, elderly neighbour struggling with shopping. 

This list should also include community activities such as volunteering and litterpicking/ plogging which have been mentioned as ideas individually, but these are just single examples of community action among many others that could be included.

There would be a far higher probability of physically active community members responding to events within their community on a daily basis compared to those that stay inside, it's like having unofficial community champions deployed in their millions across the globe!

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Hi Autopilot,

I've been trying to get Plogging added as an activity for some time now.

Really beleive that Strava could be even more than it already is if these types of community activities get included as options