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4/17/08 8:12 P

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I slow it down when I am sick too.

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4/17/08 10:39 A

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Thanks for all your suggestions. My body says it's time to slow down (hard to do) so I will take a day or so off and just do a nice easy work out.

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4/17/08 8:51 A

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I struggle with this too and never want to stop working out. I usually do a lower intensity workout when I am sick but sometimes it is better to take a day or two off. Get well soon!!!

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4/17/08 7:01 A

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If u feel u need it [don't we all] get a walking dvd that way your moving but not over doing it. drink lots of water.

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4/16/08 10:14 P

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I do regular workouts when I'm sick and drink more fluids and get more rest. That is unless I have body aches, etc. Usually this helps me to get over it faster and break fevers if and when I have them. Try taking Cod Liver Oil (liquid form is best)as well to help with any phlegm; on a daily basis.

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4/16/08 3:04 P

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If it were me I would cut anything that may cause flum. and eat things high in water and nutrition. strip any additives from your food because most of the time along with the additives is sugar and bacteria loves sugar. Then stay away from me because I don't want it. We have it in our shop and I don't want it so I am happy the sick person stays home. I don't know how long you have had it but these guys are kicking it in 2 days. wash your hands wash your hands and keep your hands off your face. Like others have said if your body is working hard to stay or get healthy don't stress it out with a huge work out and stay away from other germmy people until you are strong enough to ward off what they may be carring.

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4/16/08 2:23 P

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IRISH-ANGEL is right. If it's just a cold and you have no fever or body aches, it's ok to work out. Just don't push yourself too hard and run yourself down, that will just make it harder for your body to fight off the virus. If you have a fever, you should rest and wait until you are better to work out. Give your body time to recuperate.

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4/16/08 1:29 P

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I generally don't workout when I'm sick, just because with me any basic cold can turn into bronchitis or pneumonia if I'm not careful. However, I have read articles that advise that its OK to do a light workout if your cold is mainly in your head (runny nose, sinus pressure, but if its more serious (you have a fever, cough, are achey), its best just to take a few days off and rest. If you decide to workout it should be light, like an easy walk or bike ride, nothing too strenuous. Remember, your body needs a lot of energy to get over being sick...if you push it too hard, you could prolong your illness. And since you say it never went away in the first place...maybe you should just rest for a little bit...remember there will be plenty of time to get back on track when you're well!

Hope you feel better!!

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4/16/08 1:24 P

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I recently read an article on SP about this...it said if your cold is from the neck up, it is ok to workout at a low intensity if you are up to it. If your cold is from the neck down, you really should not exercise. I guess it all depends on how you feel and where you feel it.



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4/16/08 1:13 P

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Hello everyone. This must not be a good month because I'm sick again. Actually it never went away. My question is what kind of workout would u suggest while I'm sick.I don't want a whole week to go by and do nothing.

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