Do you still workout when you're sick?

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do you still exercise when you're sick?
    Yes, always. : (0 votes)
    I change the intensity but still exercise. : (0 votes)
    Depends on how sick. : (19 votes)
    58 %
    No, my body needs a break. : (13 votes)
    39 %
    Excercise? What's that? : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Depends where I am in the sickness cycle. If it’s that very early “uh oh I think I’m coming down with something” point, then yes. Sometimes this sweating it out approach keeps me from getting sick. And if I’m starting to come out the other side, I find that sweating helps me feel better faster. But if I’m in the full-on “ugh, I am sick” part, then absolutely not. Let your body use its strength reserves to fight the illness, not to try and lift some weights!

    Post # 3
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It depends. If it’s just the sniffles, working out usually makes me feel better. But if my body needs the rest more than I’ll skip it.

    Post # 4
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    NOTLBride:  I try to, but I also want my body to recover. They say if it is above the chest, you can work out. Anything chest or below you should wait, so if I have a cough, I don’t exercise. Stuffy nose, headache, I still go through with it.

    Post # 5
    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yeah depends- above the neck with no fever (ie a cold), then usually yes. Anything tummy-related or with a fever, then no. 

    Post # 6
    2897 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    if it’s just a cold, then i will. i just chew gum or suck on candy to keep my throat from getting dry/irritated and making me cough, and go for it.

    if it matters, i don’t work out in the traditional sense. my workout consists of my 2 hour dance practice.

    Post # 7
    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    It depends on how I’m feeling and whether or not I’m running a fever.


    Fever – NO.

    Anything else – if I feel like I can manage a workout, or even part of one, I’ll push through

    Post # 8
    2139 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Like many others, it depends on how sick or what kind of sick…I do think that keeping my body moving and sweating can be beneficial, but if I have a fever or a bad cough I won’t.  Sniffles or something light, I’ll probably do a less intense workout.  I also just listen to my body- if I start a workout and feel like it’s doing more harm than good, I’ll stop.

    Post # 9
    2756 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    He’ll no! I’m a baby when I’m sick!

    Post # 10
    2064 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    NOTLBride:  if i feel fine enough yeah! like a little sick ill go. but if im really really sick i totally rest and watch musicals. but if im on my period, i always go since i always feel fat on it. ;-P

    Post # 11
    6459 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If it’s just a little cold, I can power through. If it’s something more serious and function-limiting like fever, malaise, GI bug, then I just have to rest and not workout.

    Post # 12
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I used to dance still when I was young.  Now, no.  The risk of dying is too great.

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