Exercising when sick

This time of year, there is often a question about working out when sick. When is OK, when is it not?

The symptoms that suggest you should not work out are:

1. Symptoms “below the neck”: chest congestion and most importantly fever.
2. Diarrhea or vomiting that make it difficult to stay hydrated.

I would say that hydration is the main key that decides if you should hit the gym or the road.

Since Saturday afternoon (I MUST blog about Saturday morning) I have been running a sporadic fever. No other symptoms -nothing that clearly would make it hard to work out. Still, I am embracing wisdom and staying out of the gym until this fever breaks for good.

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One response to “Exercising when sick

  1. Nice redesign Deb. I guess I haven’t been here in awhile. Also glad to see you are still blogging!

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