I'm on day three of an awful case of viral bronchitis and no exercise, not that I really feel like moving anyway. Not much to to but treat symptoms and wait it out. Knocked me on my butt in October as well. :-(
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REDMOUNTAIN - It isn't so much whether you CAN do it that matters - it is whether you SHOULD! In my unqualified opinion, you should NOT be jogging while you are like that. I would even be questioning going for a walk, other than perhaps not at fast pace. You mention being fatigued easier and the coughing - both good reasons to give your body a wee bit of a break to get well.
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I have a cold right now and lots of coughing. I find I get fatigued easier. I am walking mostly for exercise with a little jogging, but if I pace myself, I can exercise.
I agree with everyone else. Take it easy until you are better.
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If you're having difficulties breathing with your chest cold, then no you should not run. There is no point trying to exercise if you're hacking up a lung. Take it easy for a few days. You will not derail any of your long term efforts at good health or weight loss if a miss a couple of days exercise.
Part of living a healthy lifestyle is knowing when it's time to take things back a notch or two.
So, get plenty of rest and push those fluids. When you start feeling better, you can SLOWLY ease back into a routine. don't try to do too much too soon or you risk being sick for longer.
Listen to your body.
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If you have a fever, definitely not. Let your body heal and recover. If it persists, you may want to see a doctor to ensure that you don't get an upper respiratory infection!
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