Looks like I am in the minority - If I am sick, I don't work out. I don't want to tire myself out even more than it is when fighting an infection.
I also don't because I have asthma and working out with any type of cold screams danger to me. It's not worth the risk of an asthma attack to me. I
Fitness Minutes: (53,250)
714 4/29/13 7:59 A
I think it would be ok as long as you listen to your body and only push yourself so much. I guess it depends on how you feel. I haven't had a cold in years (knock on wood), so I wouldn't know. Thinking back to the last time I had a cold, I'd say that the first day or two I was pretty wiped out and didn't feel like doing much of anything other than sleeping.
I am currently getting over a pretty bad cold, and I walked on the treadmill or rode the stationary bike at the gym for like 20-30 minutes- just for SOMETHING but yet not enough to make me want to cough my head off.
I think it depends on how you feel. Typically it's okay to exercise as long as your symptoms are above the neck (not a chest cold, etc.). But you might find that you don't have much energy for exercise, or that you need to do light activity instead of your regular workout. Just listen to your body.
Feel better soon!
Fitness Minutes: (524)
49 4/28/13 1:23 A
Hope everyone is having a good night -- today I woke up with a terrible head cold, real congested in my sinuses, runny nose, low fever. Obviously, I rested and slept. With a cold, should we exercise even if it is less than we normally do or not?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.