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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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41. Have a heart (rate monitor)

Do you hate jogging/running? All that wobbly flesh jigging up and down?

If you were to look in a mirror whilst out on your fit kick and see your face crunched up in agony and effort, with your tongue hanging out from the struggle of it all, you’d probably throw away your running shoes and head straight back to the couch.

Well, that’s how I was until I had my Pauline conversion. You simply have to get a heart rate monitor. Now! No excuses. In my experience, this is the only way to attempt running without knackering yourself in the process. You exercise according to your own fitness level and don’t try to race ahead before you’re ready. You could buy a heart rate monitor from Polar USA or Heart Rate Monitors UK ...

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