(Closed) Working out with a cold?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you will be okay if you skip the workout for today though it really won’t hurt you to work out with a cold.  I would try doing a nasal rinse to clear out your nose.  Those work so well for me.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have heard (but I’m definitely not a doctor), that as long as your symptoms are above your neck, ie. not in your chest, then you’re good to go! I went to a spin class last night with a sore throat and runny nose, and it actually helped, I am feeling better today!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I follow the above/below the neck rule.  If it’s just a head cold with sniffles etc I will workout.  But if I have a chest cold with coughing, etc or a stomach problem, I sit it out until I get over it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Spend some time focusing on getting better.  If you’re hacking you won’t be able to breathe as effiently as you normally would, making it harder for you to work out.

 

Think about the other people at the gym…Would you like it if someone showed up sniffling all over the equipment and hacking all over the place?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that it depends on what I have. If it’s just sinusitis or somerthing non-contageous I still work out. But if i just feel crappy, i call it a day and go home! If you feel REALLY motivated though it sounds like you’ll be okay. Just be courteous of those around you.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve been battling the same crud for a week now. It sucks, big time.

I’m such an exercise addict that I did actually go to the gym a few times, but I kept it low key. Low impact biking, etc. I also had a ton of cough drops next to me at all times.

I’m sure people at the gym LOVED me… but I was there, and I felt better for it!

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