First, if I'm sick, I'll skip the gym. Doesn't necessarily mean I'm laying around all day though! Then, I listen to my body. If I'm feeling worn out, I rest. A little extra rest/sleep can go a long ways towards getting over things faster.
If I'm feeling like I want some activity, I will likely do something at home or outdoors, and it'll probably be lighter than my normal workouts but at least get me moving.
If things last more than a day or so of skipping my normal workouts, I will cut back on my calories (not usually an issue as my appetite also seems to drop, but I'm more aware of it and purposefully will be sure I'm eating less).
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If you are very sick (fever, stomach issues, bad cough), I would say no exercise. If you are at the end of a cold, try an easy walk and see how you feel. If you feel good, try a little bit more the next day. I just got over a cold. I didn't exercise at all for 5-6 days. The day I went back to the gym, I fatigued a lot quicker, so I did half intensity. I've skipped that long at the gym before and felt fine, so I know it was the illness slowing me down. Listen to your body!
Well, if my symptoms are above the neck, including a sore throat, nasal congestion, sneezing and tearing eyes then i do continue exercise. But if my symptoms are below the neck, such as coughing, body aches, fever and fatigue, then i take rest completely and do not exercise.
I have read somewhere on Spark that if you feel able to exercise and your symptoms are confined to your head, then exercise at a reduced intensity (which I do, and often makes me feel better) but if it is below the neck (chest,stomach) lay off.
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Whenever I get sick, I stay in bed until I am better. The reason why is because my joints and muscles get to the point of pure pain. Also, for me, eating isn't even an option when I am sick. So to keep fluids in me, I drink water and sip on Diet Vernor's when I am sick. And on, occasion, chicken broth.
The most important thing is to listen to your body and not push yourself too much, because that will end up delaying the recovery process. Perhaps you could try some light activity like a walk and see how that goes? That way you're still moving but you aren't doing anything too strenuous.
Hope that helps,
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I have been on a good roll with my exercise and eating healthy (lost only about a pound, but that's another post!) I now have a cough and kinda runny nose, but after 2 days of not exercising, I'm over it! I'm worried I'll start coughing if I work out too hard, but can't just lay on the couch anymore! Any suggestions as to what you do in this situation would help! Thanks in advance!!