Do you go to the gym when you are sick or not?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: When you are sick, do you still go the gym?
    Yes -- push through it. : (18 votes)
    14 %
    No -- Stay home & rest. : (112 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 4
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Please don’t go while sick and spread germs to everyone else via the equipment!

    Post # 5
    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @Barbiestylez:  No, I don’t.  For one thing, I have to rest to get better, and if I don’t, I’m just sick for that much longer.  Plus, if you’re at the gym while you’re sick, you could get other people sick, and I hate being around sick people, so I try to be considerate when I’m under the weather.

    Post # 6
    5347 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Barbiestylez:  I would take a rest for 3 days. It’s just three days! Also, I agree with everyone else – spreading your germs is not good and gyms are already dirty places. I would stay home and relax. 

    Post # 7
    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    “go to the gym” = no because spreading germs and whatnot

    “work out” = yes, depending where I am in the sickness. If I’m at the beginning (where I might still win) or the end, I absolutely push through. Makes me feel better. But if I’m in the middle part where I just feel miserable, then I don’t. My body needs all its strength dedicated to fighting the virus at that point.

    Post # 8
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I would push through it and go if I don’t work out I feel worse.

    Post # 9
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @iarebridezilla:  that’s a good point. Depending on how you feel you can take a walk, or do an at home dvd. Just don’t overwork yourself.

    Post # 11
    24176 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Barbiestylez:  I think it usually depends on how sick I am, but mostly I’m a big baby when it comes to working out…and when it comes to being sick.  And combining those two together? Yeah, it’s going to take a lot to get me to powerthrough it.  All this being said, my husband believes that you only feel more sick when you stay home.  He’s a believer of powering through! So we cancel each other out.  Hope you both feel better soon!

    Post # 12
    7736 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Please stay home and don’t spread germs! You could always just do some at home workouts in the mean time…jumping jacks, pushups, lunges, etc.

    Post # 13
    12483 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If I’m not contagious and it’s a head issue (sinuses or something), yes, I do still go.  If I’m contagious or feverish, or it’s a chest issue, I skip. 

    Post # 14
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    If I was sick, I wouldn’t go to the gym. That said, if I felt well enough, I might work out at home. Exceptions to that would be any illness that made me feel dizzy or short of breath, among maybe a few others.

    Post # 15
    2992 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t go for a lot of the reasons listed above, and also, because I know when I’m sick my body needs rest.  I actually lose about 3 pounds (that bonuses right back) every time I get sick because my body just spends all that energy trying to get better. 

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