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12/27/12 9:24 P

I've often hear it said if you are not feeling well below the neck, don't exercise, but it is okay to exercise if you are feeling poorly only above the neck.

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12/27/12 8:34 P

DO NOT EXERCISE WHEN SICK... your body needs all the energy avaiable to get well, and exercise is draining when one is sick. I have taken off 4 days while I had the flu. Just WAY too sick to even CARE about my steps , calories etc. But I know I will be up to something tomorrow!

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12/27/12 2:58 P

Thanks for all the tips! I think I just need to learn to trust myself and how I feel!

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12/22/12 10:05 P

If I am sick enough to have a day off work I won't workout. If I'm not then I will usually workout, but not with the same intensity. I'll go for a walk, or lift weights and go a bit lighter and slower instead of hitting a boxing class. It is more about keeping moving than having an actual workout when I am sick.

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12/22/12 5:28 P

i've had a head cold ie runny nose and headaches as well as a sore throat.....i find once i'm up and moving i feel better even if its only walking for 40 minutes at a medium pace

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12/12/12 1:39 P

I agree with doing something light - going for a walk or some yoga

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12/12/12 1:18 P

If your starting to get sick I wouldn't push yourself too hard. If anything I would just go for a walk or do some yoga.

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12/12/12 1:06 P

It's really up to you and how you feel. I have found in the past that when I have a cold, and I push to do a workout, I feel SO MUCH Better afterwards. Almost like you are sweating out the cold. I am always glad I did it. But Everyone is different.


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12/12/12 12:45 P

Today I woke up with a sore throat and I feel run down.I wasn't able to exercise yesterday because I was busy with errands (I usually have two down days over the weekend, so I'm not concerned about missing a day). I know I won't be able to work out over the weekend-I'm traveling and then helping family move.
I'm torn between pushing myself to work out and sticking to my goals versus taking it easy and hoping I feel better in a few days.

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