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CHARDY0125
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3/9/13 9:35 P

I had foot surgery on both feet few months back and just got released by the dr last week and I pushed hard. Then I got a cold and was sick all week. I still walked even though I didn't feel like it but I haven't done alot over the weekend cause I pushed to hard on my feet and I could tell. I backed off so I don't end back in a boot and it gives me time to get this crap out of my system. Its hard making your body do something when you arent 100%



LUCASMOM2003
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3/9/13 7:51 P

They're right get over what you then slowly get back into exercise....

Now if only I would listen myself as i'm getting over allergies and sinus infection!



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GIGI4AUSTIN
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3/9/13 7:26 P

Definitely rest until your fever and body aches have been gone for at least 48 hours. Then, start out with a short walk and see how it goes! Hope you are feeling better real soon!



VELVETMERLIN
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3/9/13 6:58 P

Personally, I stay home and rest and worry about exercise later. I am still recovering from a cold that I've had since last Sunday and today I was finally able to go for a walk (it was nice out and I didn't push myself-just wanted to get out). If I was still feeling bad, I would have stayed home (needless to say, it still wore me out). Everyone is different, but I think the best thing to do is to stay home and rest until you feel better.



LILLIPUTIANNA
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3/9/13 4:29 P

I have an ear infection and just went for my walk. I think if I had a fever, I would have stayed in bed...but that's just me.



NOBLEEQUESTRIAN
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3/9/13 3:54 P

It depends upon how sick you are and what you think your capable of. Sometimes going outside for a light walk can benefit your health while your sick, while other-times it's just not a good idea to push your body when it needs to rest.





N16351D
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3/9/13 11:02 A

This topic has come up many, many times on these posts. You judge your energy level, then decide what to do. A fever with its associated chills can keep anyone down, but after that is gone you can see if you feel up to walking a little around the outside of your house and start some gentle stretching.

The main thing is to rest and get better, but there is room for gentle movement while on the road to recovery. You are the only one who can decide. If easy exercise sets you back, it was too much. If you feel OK after doing it, and not any worse, then it was about right.

Get rest and better soon!



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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3/9/13 6:52 A

Based on your symptoms, it's a better idea to rest and give your body a chance to fight the illness.

Coach Jen



GWEGNER
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3/9/13 6:05 A

I currently have a bad cold, chills, fever, sinus congestion sore throat ect...
I was wondering if you exercise when your not feeling well or just rest?
Looking for opinions & ideas.
Thanks!



 
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