The Question Is...Do you exercise while you are sick?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I've been ill since the New Year started from a migraine to stomach flu to now a sore throat, sinus, cough, and chest congestion. I'm ready to get healthy and start my new year! Maybe my body is rebooting. :)

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    Gracias! All excellent advice :) I exercised, but took it slow, very slow, I got in one rep when the exercise tape did 3. I felt better loosened up the congestion in my chest and slept better. :) emoticon
    1887 days ago
    My answer... Yes. And No. emoticon

    If I have a fever, severe cough, or congestion - NO. I have discussed this with my doctor and she agrees that these things require REST to recover quicker.

    If I have a manageable headache, aches and pains, mild cough, runny nose, etc - YES.

    If I am contagious, but feel like I can exercise, I will stay the heck away from the gym, but work out at home. emoticon
    1887 days ago
    Listen to your body - if you feel weak, don't do it. If you feel a boost of energy, a short walk in fresh air could be helpful.
    1887 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    depends on how sick you are...a little sick and I exercise... alot sick and I don't exercise...and I when I'm a little sick I do light exercising too

    1887 days ago
  • AGK3112
    emoticon dear. Yes you can do some exercise if you want to and if you feel like it. Hope you feel better
    1887 days ago
    i've been told if you can breathe deeply before you start exercising without coughing, you can exercise. if you can't, do not exercise.
    1888 days ago

    maybe a short slow walk. emoticon
    1888 days ago
    emoticon Tour body needs rest to get well!
    1888 days ago
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