Whether I work out when I have a cold depends on the severity of the cold. Even it it's not too bad, I cut back on the amount of time & effort exerted so as not to become sicker. If it is a bad cold & has migrated to my chest, then not only do I *not* work out while I have it, I actually wait until it's been cleared up for a couple of days.
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a cold- usually. what i've been fighting the past 3 weeks far surpasses a cold. I did try to exercise in the morning, but then by noon I was without any energy. i tried exercising after work, I couldn't even finish a 12 minute routine.
I do a passive workout. I belong to a gym that has a steam room, a dry sauna, and a hot tub. So I try to do 20 minutes in each and really sweat those germs out of me. There is a gym in my area that has a cold tub and a hot tub right next to each other and you get in one and then switch to the other, and back and forth a few times. I have not tried this yet but have heard it is really a great passive workout.
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12/17/13 8:05 P
I had that same virus in October. I'll tell ya though, when I decided to work out, I ended up making myself feel worse. I think when I exercised while sick, it made it harder for me to fight the virus, since my energy was zapped by exercise instead of using my energy to fight the virus.
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1,576 12/17/13 6:00 P
yes - cuz I love to sweat but I try and stay away from everyone and wash my hands before and after and double clean off the machines if I go to the gym. Not sure if that does anything but I feel less guilty.
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3,307 12/17/13 8:31 A
When I get sick I do my best to continue my workout routine as much as possible. I might not push myself as hard as I usually do, but I find that afterwards, I feel better, 99% of the time.
If you've been missing multiple sessions due to your cold, I'd suggest doing something instead of skipping, even if it is low intensity. It's more about the committment, rather than the progress, if you have the comittment, the results will eventually follow. Block off the time and commit to keeping yourself healthy. I think you'll feel better afterwards.
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507 12/11/13 7:49 A
If you had a cold, but had some energy, I would suggest taking a walk. The fresh air would do you some good. However, since you have an illness that has already lingered a couple of weeks, you may have a flu. If so, you need to lay off any exercise to let your body fight off those germs.
When a person has a slight cold, a little light exercise can help. But when you're fatigued, have aches/pains, etc. You need to rest. Exercising will just weaken your immune system. Basically, your asking your body to do two things at the same time. You're asking it to fight off the germs AND workout. Your body can only do so much. So, if you workout, it means you have less energy to fight off the cold/flu.
In short, you WILL NOT derail any of your efforts at long term good health if you need to take a few days off from your workout.
Learning to take care of your body is part of the journey towards long term good health. So, take it easy. Get plenty of rest and push those fluids. When you start feeling your energy return, you can slowly ease back into a routine. Don't try to do too much too soon or you risk getting sick again because your body is still weak and recovering.
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12/9/13 10:16 A
I have had a cold that has lingered for a couple weeks now. Just when it seems to be getting better the blasted thing gets worse. Over the weekend I managed to lose my voice after a workout on top of all the other symptoms. Maybe there was too much heavy breathing I don't know. I workout 5-6 days a week but now I'm wondering if maybe I should be taking it easy to beat this thing. On the other hand it feels like an excuse and I'm afraid that if I stop it will start a downward spiral. Thoughts?
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