Should You Exercise With A Cold? Exercising While Sick

November 15, 2016
Though light workout will help you enhance your body's defence mechanism, you must be gentle on yourself when you already have the flu. I get chest (coughing which turns to Bronchitis quickly), just wanted to find out what you thought about working out while having chest colds, coughing etc. We want to help keep you on on track with your weight loss goals while you're laid up in bed and not let a stupid sickness ruin everything you've been working so hard to achieve. If you exercise beyond your body's oxygen budget, your body will go anaerobic, with lactic acid a side product, that will build up in your muscles.

Either way, regardless of the specific cause, if you have obvious muscle soreness that isn't gym-related (we're not talking about post-workout soreness here), you should definitely hold off on the exercise. If the infection has spread to your chest or you have a stomach bug or fever, then stay home and rest.

Remember, listen to your body, and if you've got a fever or a stomach bug, be sure to rest. Always wait until the fever is gone before returning to your exercise routine and for significant symptoms, like vomiting or general ache, to pass. However, many are wondering if it is best to continue on the same exercise schedule or hold off until the sickness passes.

If you have the flu or symptoms below your neck, like chills, body aches, fever, or nausea, you need to rest. Try your best to avoid touching your face during your workout to avoid giving the cold to everyone else. You will reach about 80% of your total healing by roughly six months and it takes the rest of your first postop year to reach 100% of the healing you will ultimately achieve. When I filmed the below video I had been sick for 3 days, it seemed like a garden variety cold so I continued to workout although I wasnt able to push it like I normally can during a cold … that was my first sign something was different. Your workout will be second-rate at best; endurance and stamina are usually the first things to go when we get sick.

Either way, for God's sake please cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and wash hands frequently to avoid spreading germs to others. So, if you make your body split its energy and resources between the infection and exercise, you will likely be sick longer, he says. That was the end of it. I was so sick I couldn't shower, wash my face, brush my teeth, or even drive myself to the doctor for several days. Exercise While Sick Studies haven't proved that exercise helps you heal faster, but it will improve your mood and well-being. Also, if you have a fever (temp above 100.4 Fahrenheit) you should not exercise because the fever promotes dehydration.

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