Yourwellness Magazine Shows Readers How to Get Started with Running

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Following a new Guinness World Record for the longest scarf knitted while running a marathon, Yourwellness Magazine outlined how to start running.

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A new Guinness World Record has been set for the longest scarf knitted while running a marathon, The Guardian reported October 22nd. The article, “New Guinness World Record for longest scarf knitted while running a marathon,” noted that university professor David Babcock knitted a scarf that was over 12ft long while running Kansas City marathon in under six hours. Babcock, a graphic design professor at the University of Central Missouri, commented, ‘It takes a lot of time to do distance running and it takes time to knit. By putting the two activities together the time passes easier for both activities.’ (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/guinness-world-record-knitting-scarf-marathon-kansas)

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine showed readers how to get started with running. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Running is one of the best things that you can do to help improve your fitness. It is also massively beneficial for your wellness and wellbeing, as it can increase your bone density, strengthen your cardiovascular system or clear your mind. In order to avoid burnout or injury, however, you need to start slowly. Before starting any kind of running programme, the first thing you should do is get fitted for some supportive running shoes, from a good running store. Grab a stopwatch, too, so that you can track your time the first time that you go out running.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/10/want-become-runner-get-started-running/#sthash.arIfdfSG.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine advised that budding runners should start slowly, with a walking and running programme. For the first minute of the workout, form – not speed – should be the focus. This means rolling the shoulders back and down and keeping the arms swinging in an even motion. The head should be up, and the runner should alternate 30-second intervals of walking and running to begin with. Yourwellness Magazine noted that runners can increase these intervals to a one-minute duration once their stamina improves.

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