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SETTIMIA Posts: 8,076
1/5/14 7:51 P

still have a fever, so have to wait a little longer till I feel better

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/4/14 6:47 P

Take Kleenex, wipe down everything you touch and go for it!

SETTIMIA Posts: 8,076
1/4/14 8:48 A

I have tried but keep coughing

CUDA440 SparkPoints: (85,273)
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1/2/14 12:05 P

I usually TRY to workout, and most times I feel 10 Times better afterwards. almost like I sweat it all out.


SETTIMIA Posts: 8,076
1/2/14 12:03 P

My body is telling me to rest as I ache all over.

ANITA725 SparkPoints: (742)
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1/1/14 10:40 P

I formerly taught yoga years ago, and if you have access to a video, that would be an excellent way to get some exercise when you aren't feeling your best. It would help sinus pressure, clearing air passageways, and resetting your organs. At the end, do some deep breathing, thinking about clean healthy air when you inhale (give it a chance to circulate), and pushing out all the germy air when you exhale (visualize it leaving your body). This might sound crazy, but I was NEVER sick the 2 years I instructed. When I feel a cold coming on, I'll pull out my mat & do a quick workout. Doesn't work every time, but it does make me feel better, and helps to loosen up sore body parts.

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (76,244)
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1/1/14 9:48 P

I actually do the opposite of what SKRUEGES said. If my cold is purely in my head--sniffles,etc.--I run anyway (and usually feel better afterwards). If it's a chest cold--coughing, chest congestion, etc.--I let my body rest, because it affects my breathing. Basically, you just have to play it by ear and do what you feel up to.

BUTTERCUPP76 SparkPoints: (12,362)
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1/1/14 12:56 P

Thanks everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful, happy New Year!

SKRUEGES SparkPoints: (2,915)
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12/31/13 5:00 P

If it's in your head you should rest for a few days. Anything below your neck and you can continue working out as normal.

MLEHTO Posts: 734
12/31/13 3:46 P

I've had a chest cold for the past week and I'll tell you, exercise has definitely fallen by the way side. Just taking the stairs at work has me coughing and hacking. I'm afraid working out is going to have to wait until I can breathe again.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (197,245)
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12/31/13 3:07 P

Hi, Sara !

It really depends. If you have the flu (aches, pains, fatigue, hacking cough), you'd want to lay off any exercise while your body fights off the illness. Doing any exercise could make you feel worse than you already do.

If you have a cold (sniffle), but have some energy, then why not take a walk around the neighborhood ? The fresh air would do you some good.

When a person has a cold, some light cardiovascular exercise can help to open nasal passages. However, you have to listen to your body. If you don't feel well, if you have aches, pains and fatigue, you should lay off for a day or two.

Part of living a healthy lifestyle is learning when to take things back a notch. the right amount of exercise will help keep us fit. Too much exercise can weaken our immune system. So, how do you feel ? if you feel like you have a bit of energy, take a walk. If you feel fatigued, take a couple days off to let your body recover.

Whatever you do, don't go to the gym and spread your germs. If you want to exercise, you need to do this on your own if you feel up to it.

BUTTERCUPP76 SparkPoints: (12,362)
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12/31/13 1:04 P

I have had a head cold for about a week. I am still sick but better and want to get back to exercising. What are your recommendations on exercising while sick? Thanks in advance for input emoticon

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