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Working Out When Sick 2009-11-20 03:47:46

Do You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

The flu is one thing, but when I have a little cold, sometimes exercising makes me feel better. Even though I may not have the energy for a full-on sweat fest, getting moving helps warm my body up and usually helps relieve my nasal congestion. What's your take on exercising when you're sick?

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
Heck Ya I do!! No matter WHAT a work out WILL happen EVERY SINGLE DAY in my life!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Nope. Usually I have chest congestion that lasts for weeks when I get sick. If I can't breathe then I don't do it.
laurenj laurenj 7 years
I know it's good for me and my body really needs it, but I just haven't yet found the strength to do it!
biarose biarose 7 years
Only light exercise so as to boost the immune system but not put extra stress on the body.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I haven't had a serious cold in a long time, but I do get the occasional stuffy nose or sore throat. I still work out if I have something like that because the increased blood flow seems to help with the congestion.
mek123 mek123 7 years
When I start to feel better after a few days, I will start exercising again.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I tend to do less cardio. Running on the treadmill seems kind of pointless when I have to hop off every few minutes to blow my nose.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I have allergies so when I get a cold, I usually can't breathe at all. Exercising isn't an option until the sinuses are a little clear.
Zigggy Zigggy 7 years
Sometimes- when I do I like to keep it somewhat short, so I'll do the 30 Day Shred which is 25 minutes. Love that DVD.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Nope. That's the only time I take a break from exercising. I want my body to save it's energy to fight off the cold.
Faylinn Faylinn 7 years
No, no, no. When I get a cold (normally a sinus infection), it usually knocks me out so not only can I not breathe, I am also way too out of it to even think about running.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I'd rather take a nap and give my body the rest it needs. But if it's a cold that lasts for like a week then I'll be working out in the latter part of that week.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
if I can breathe? i try to
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