I agree that it all depends on what kind of sick you are - when I am having a cold or allergies nothing makes me feel better than a walk on the beach or around our property. Kinda feel like it clears out the cobwebs and makes me feel a little better. If you have the flu or something like that just walking around your house can feel like a major workout. But even then a little activity can help you feel better. I have a friend with terminal cancer and her dr. wants her to walk at least 30 min. a day (and she does it!!) so I think of her when I don't feel like moving!!
I would say it depends on what kind of sick and how sick you are. If you need to rest, then rest. If you can go for a short walk then try it. I would probably do some yoga if i were restless while ill.
Another consideration is where you exercise. If you are ill are you going to spread contagions to others? If is something like allergies then go for it, but if you are contagious then perhaps staying home is best for everyone.
Fitness Minutes: (30,338) Posts: 24,272 5/25/12 10:55 P
According to Spark Trivia we should exercise when sick. According to me... ha! I'll pass on the strenuous activities. It can make me sicker. I rest and sleep and focus on getting well again. My health is more important than my weight. Perhaps a light 10 minute walk and chug some OJ???
I have found that in the past whenever I get sick that I tend to fall off the wagon as far as my exercise is concerned. Then it's hard to get back going again once I am well. So I was wondering what some thoughts are on exercising while sick. This is day 2 of me feeling crummy. It's the Oregon Crud..post-nasal drip, headache, sore throat, but no fever. Should I just push myself to do even 10 minutes of cardio, just at least stretch, some light strength training? What do you think?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.