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3/7/13 8:13 P

I agree with others...take your rest! Sometimes if you exercise while not fully recovered, you can set your recovery back. I've been sick for 5 days now with a cold and I am not chancing it AND I'm going crazy. Everyone is different, but that's my advice.

3/7/13 5:18 P

If you're just sniffly then yes work out. But if you are truly sick, it's better to just rest your body!

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3/7/13 1:57 P

I just took 3 weeks off due to a cold. I really watched what I ate. I didn't gain a pound. Now I'm back.

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3/7/13 10:42 A

I workout as long as my cold isn't sever. If symptoms are minimal, I find that working out even a little, can help clear things up!

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3/7/13 10:34 A

I wrote a blog about exercising while sick, check it out :)

Its not a professional opinion its just things i personally do when im sick.

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3/7/13 10:23 A

Rest. If your chest is hurting, your body is trying to tell you something. Take it easy, and worry about weight loss AFTER you're recovered!

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3/7/13 9:46 A

What I have heard is this, if you are sick with just a head cold, go ahead and work out, but if it is in the neck and below, rest. Working out with chest congestion can lead to serious complications.

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3/6/13 8:24 P


Remember healthy living is a continuum so it's OK to take some time off to allow for a full recovery. The standard is, any symptoms that are below the neck (coughing, GI issues) fever or aches, it is best to wait until you get better.


Coach Nancy

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3/6/13 7:51 P

I've got a sinus/chest congestion situation going on...stuffy nose, coughing, the whole thing (as I'm sure a lot of those out there have right now). I tried to do the elliptical today and after about 10 minutes, my chest was killing me (I can usually do 45 minutes easily on the elliptical). Is this something I should work through or should I take a day or two to rest and get healthier? Just wanted to know your opinions...thanks!

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