Get excited its MOVEmber people! As the temperature drops and the onset of sniffles and cough attacks start, one must keep in mind when its ok to workout while your sick and when you should take a day off because the last thing anyone wants to do is make whatever they have worse. One rule of thumb to go by when it comes to exercising and you’re feeling a little under the weather is any symptoms you have above the neck is a yay to exercise and any symptoms you have below the neck is a nay to exercise. In other words, a runny nose and a sore throat won’t sideline you from the gym, although you may want to decrease the length and intensity of your workout. Exercise may even help by clearing your nasal passages as well as relieving all the stuffiness you’re feeling in your sinuses. You should take a break if you have an upset stomach or any congestion in the chest and never exercise if you have a fever or body aches.
Don’t be afraid to take a few days off, your performance wont be affected. Let your body tell you what it can handle and be sure to let it rest if you are unsure. This will help to limit the risk of any serious health implications or further illness.
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