With flu season upon us, this is the question you may be asking yourself.
Are your symptoms above the neck? Headache, runny nose, or scratchy throat. Lace up your sneakers, it’s safe to workout. Actually, it could help you recover faster. Just keep the intensity low to moderate, you don’t want to overdue it your body needs to repair itself. Listen to your body. It will let you know if you’re over doing it. If you fatigued and knocked down, take a day or two off. If you do go workout, please wipe down any equipment you use with antiseptic spray after you’re done using it, go to the gym during non-peak hours, and don’t forget your towel to wipe up your sweat.
Are your symptoms below the neck? Coughing, achy muscles, chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or upset stomach. If you have any of these symptoms you should not workout. You’ll be doing more harm than good. The stress of rigorous exercise will make your illness worse. Drink plenty of water, try to drink three quarts of water.
If you take a break from exercising for a couple of days it’s ok, the gym will still be there when you’re back on your feet. When you do return, only exercise half your usual time, as you start to work out again. Becoming easily fatigued may be a sign that you are not fully recovered and may be resuming exercise too soon.