(Closed) Do you work out when you’re sick? Allergies = killing me!

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I actually planned on starting a new workout (Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred) but then I got hit hard with allergies or….something.  I postponed.  I’m not going to be able to really workout because I feel so awful.  I’m sure I’d do it for, like, five minutes and then just stop and go take a nap. 

Post # 4
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@Grizz … I don’t deal with too many allergies, but I know when I’m congested in the chest, that working out actually helps me (unless I’m contageous…don’t want to get anyone else sick of course).  Sure it’s not necessarily fun to work out when your chest is congested, but for me personally I usually feel better afterwards because all the “stuff” is loosened up a bit.

Post # 5
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

awww– for me, it depends on how sick I am. Are you to sick to do crunches? Maybe you can do the workouts you CAN Do. dont go so far- just stick to what your body can handle since your sick. also who knows, maybe youll feel better after you work out, since ur body wil sweat out-


Make sure not to pressure yourself and do what you can <3 try doing yoga though, as itll hellp with your breathing. (:

Post # 6
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My swim coach in high school always told us to abide by this rule: head and above (headache, stuffy nose, sinus congestion), you’re okay to work out. Below the head (sore throat, chest congestion, flu/body aches) you should sit out. 

Post # 7
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I personally don’t workout when I am sick… I find that I recover quicker if I take a couple of days off. Given that you said its chest congestion, I would sit out for now – at least until youve seen the doctor and they’ve told you it will be Ok!

Just be extra careful with your diet 🙂

Post # 8
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve had them all week too!  I have worked out twice.  I try to go but usually don’t go as many times as I would when I felt good.  It’s hard to walk on the treadmill when I can’t breathe lol.

Post # 9
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My daily “workout” is usually a 3 hour walk/park excursion/game of tag with my daughter, so for her sake I usually always try to go even if I feel crappy.

If I can’t breathe and am feeling flu like it’s a no. I tried to go to the gym once when I was really sick and ended up on the floor.

Post # 10
2547 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you need to listen to your body on this one. I do work out, when I am sick, because it makes me feel better. But that’s just me.

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