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5/16/18 10:06 P

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I agree that it depends on what kind of sick. If I have a cold and congestion, I try workout because it usually opens me up.

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5/15/18 11:09 A

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Depending on the type of sick:
with a cold (as long as it isn't really brutal) I will keep working out just lower the intensity - if the flu I tend to sleep!

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5/15/18 11:08 A

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sometimes depending on type of sickness

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5/15/18 12:53 A

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4/22/18 11:28 A

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Depends - if it is a cold I tend to still do my fitness program - flu is different it knocks me back and I have to take a few days off!

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4/13/18 1:35 A

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enjoy the well-earned vacation



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ZRIE014 Posts: 83,772
4/9/18 12:57 A

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try to exercise

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4/8/18 3:02 P

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Rest have soup & herbal tea.

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4/8/18 1:02 A

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i try to exercise

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4/7/18 2:20 P

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truthfully....act like a big baby and sleep a lot!



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4/5/18 2:43 A

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Enjoy my well-earned time on the couch.



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3/29/18 11:34 A

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It depends but usually I still try for my work outs but usually a bit lighter than when I am healthy - usually feel better (for awhile) after I work out!

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3/23/18 5:29 A

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3/9/18 12:37 A

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i try to workout if i can

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3/8/18 5:51 P

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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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3/8/18 9:00 A

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workout but pay attention, if you can't breathe-stop or take it lighter.

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2/26/18 8:20 A

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I take it easy.



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Take it easy and enjoy the break

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2/8/18 10:29 P

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Lots of good advice. Depends on how I feel -- sometimes the body just needs to rest. Period. This is a lifetime thing.



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2/7/18 6:37 P

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Depends on how bad I feel.



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2/7/18 2:28 P

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drink lots of fluids



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2/6/18 4:52 P

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I take it easy, but still get in my walks unless it is a stomach flu. Then I'm out for the count and just stay in bed.

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2/6/18 10:39 A

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I had the flu and didn't want to do anything or eat anything.



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2/2/18 3:22 P

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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!

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2/2/18 1:27 P

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I just rest until I'm fully back to normal

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2/2/18 11:06 A

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take medicine, drink lots of fluids and rest



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2/1/18 12:36 A

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if i feel good at all, i will try to exercise. i usually feel better when i exercise.

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1/31/18 9:59 A

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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.

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1/31/18 8:13 A

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Mostly rest but when I feel well enough, I start out slowly for a short time.

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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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1/31/18 12:53 A

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Completely agree with Coach Jen!

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1/31/18 12:26 A

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try not to let it get you down. i still try to exercise.

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1/30/18 9:53 P

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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.

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1/30/18 1:37 P

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If I'm in the middle of a cold, I rest. If I'm coming out the other end of one, I do light activity, like Nicole suggested: walking, maybe some gentle yoga.

I don't jump back in full-force until I've been feeling better for at least a few days, else, as warned, I may exacerbate things and have the illness come back.

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1/30/18 9:40 A

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Coach Jen has the best advice! Don't forget to hydrate even more than normal while you fight off your cold.

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1/30/18 9:12 A

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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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1/30/18 8:52 A

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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!!



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