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ALL_HEART_78 SparkPoints: (3,311)
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8/1/13 8:09 P

Thank you everyone. I am going to give it one more day of rest. Thanks for the advice. - I have a 5k Saturday Morning.


RAVELGIRLY SparkPoints: (96,282)
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7/31/13 4:44 P

My doctor says a fever, coughing, or stomach bug means I shouldn't exercise but that it's fine to work out with a simple head cold.

I'll second the motion to avoid the gym if you're contagious - out of courtesy to others and to avoid exposing yourself to lots of germs when your immune system is already taxed.

WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,048
7/31/13 3:17 P

What Megadancipee said - I'm sure I spelled that wrong.

Also, if you work out at a gym, be aware that even if you've just got a head cold, no one else wants it and you might want to find an alternative workout.

CHARLOTTE1947 SparkPoints: (44,021)
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7/31/13 2:10 P

It never fails: When I'm sick I pull a muscle. In my personal experience, it's best to take it easy for a day or two.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
7/31/13 2:00 P

Depends on how bad you feel! As a general rule, if it's all above the neck (sniffles, watery eyes, headache, etc) I'll still do some exercise, even if it's a little lighter than what I usually do. If it's below the neck (nausea, chest congestion) I take that to mean I need to rest and get better, as that can get worse with exercise.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (158,928)
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7/31/13 1:58 P

stomach bug, absolutely not. Cold, definitely.

ALL_HEART_78 SparkPoints: (3,311)
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7/31/13 1:36 P

If you have a cold or a bug, should you work out?



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