For many of us, fitness isn't just an activity — it's a lifestyle. So what happens when that fit lifestyle meets a brewing cold or a flu? If you find yourself fighting through sniffles and a sore throat with a bike booked at spin class, then take a minute to pause. You need rest! Cancel your cardio classes, and don't force yourself to go on a run — if you're still feeling restless, try these low-impact "workouts" to satisfy your exercise desire while you recover.
In lieu of your HIIT class, opt for these relaxing, restorative poses to release tension, stretch out, build a little strength, and finally — recover.
In-Bed Yoga Sequence
If you're really bedridden, you'll probably start to feel muscular stiffness. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also be a setback if you've been on a training plan. Try these stretches you can do in your bed to keep things loose with minimal effort.
Sniffles, sinus pressure, and a sore nose — oh, the joys of a cold. Try these easy yoga poses for some congestion relief that doesn't involve over-the-counter syrups and pills.
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