When you are sick, moderate exercise is permissible. In fact research shows that people who exercise regularly a get sick less frequently, but there does come a time when you are too sick to workout.
- We’ve all hear the above the neck rule — stuffy nose, scratchy throat, headache– you are okay to workout if you feel up to it.
- If you have a fever, congestion or feel achy stay home! It may be
something more serious than the common cold
If you do decide to keep working make sure you stay hydrated, over the counter drugs and/or prescription drugs may leave you dehydrated and a little light headed. Be extra careful and make sure you are wiping down machines before and after using and be sure not to touch your face. Keep your eye on your activity level, now isn’t the time to push it.
Urban myth alert — There is no evidence that you can run or sweat out a cold.