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1/15/13 5:18 P

I almost posted the same question today. I, too, have been working really hard for about 3 or 4 weeks. I feel a cold coming on today: (headache, fatigue, general malaise). I so wanted to take a rest day this morning, I had strength training scheduled and knew it would put me behind a day, so I went anyway. I'm glad I went and did feel better for a short while. I agree with those who posted to not workout if you feel you have a respiratory issue.

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1/15/13 3:25 P

Heather is right. Listen to your body. Likely with a sinus issue you will get tired pretty quick. When I've been like that I have tried a lower intensity workout. Sometimes I'm fine, and other times my body tells me to take a day or two off and just rest. In either case, eat well and stay hydrated. It's really a lousy January for a lot of people with all these cold and flu viruses going around. Get well soon!

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1/15/13 3:21 P

The general, non-medical rule of thumb is "above the neck, get to it, below the neck, skip it."

Listen to your body. There's no right or wrong answer, and if you are truly concerned, give your doc a call and ask! If you're just stuffy, getting out and moving can actually help clear out those sinuses and help you feel better! but if it's in your chest, you can hurt yourself.

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1/15/13 2:42 P

Hi. My name is Riisa and I'm fairly new to Spark. I've been working out with greater intensity the last two weeks and have lost 3 lbs!! I'm so glad but . . . I've gotten a cold. Since I don't know many folks here yet, I'm asking. Do you work out when you've just got a "common cold"? I knkow I have a sinus infection. I know I feel lousy. But I've just started swimming again, and am worried I'll get all sore again. IDK to do!

Of course I'm not someone who runs fever or I'd know: "that means 'no' ". But I don't so what to do??????

Thanks if anyone can give me some ideas!!


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