Stretching is low impact, but so overlooked. It won't exacerbate your illness, but it'll keep your body in the habit of not just sitting around. And it'll improve your range of motion for when you're well enough to pick up the rest again.
Fitness Minutes: (210,300)
20,727 4/6/13 6:39 A
I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.
You will NOT derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss because you haven't been able to exercise. Part of having a healthy lifestyle is also knowing when it's time to rest and recover from an illness.
So, don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.
Think progress, not perfection.
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 4/6/13 6:24 A
You can still eat healthy but as far as your exercise--it is best to wait until you feel well enough to exercise, especially if you have a fever or a cough.
Feel better soon!
Fitness Minutes: (1,575)
117 4/6/13 6:17 A
I have had a terrible week. It's been rainy and cold all week and I've been sick as dog. I've only managed to work out twice this week and my diet has been atrocious. :( I feel awful about it and like I can't hop back on the wagon.
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