(Closed) Exercise and Sickness

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Have you been to a doctor yet?  If you have a cold that’s not going away it’s probably a bacterial infection, and not a function of working out too much.  I too like to continue to exercise through a cold because I feel like I sweat out some of the sickness and get better quicker.  But if you are really in pain or over exhausting yourself you shouldn’t be working out.  I think it’s about time you head to the doctor to see what’s up and ask for his suggestion on whether or not you can keep working out.

Post # 5
9083 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m guilty of over doing it myself.  I do tend to push thru pain & go thru a lot of guilt when  don’t work out.


My body lets me know when I’m overtraining by giving me a cold.  If you really are working out too much without adequate rest, you will lower your resistance to infection.

I will give you good advice that I never take–rest up for a few days & see if you feel better.  You won’t really lose much in just 2-3 days.

Post # 6
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For me, it depends!  If I am sick because I am run down and need a rest, then I rest.  Sometimes though if it is just a typical cold, I try to work out through it.  I like to sweat it out cause I usually do feel better after!

As for your cold, I would check things out with your doctor since it isn’t going away!  You never know 🙂 

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

I always rest when I get sick – even if it is just for a day or two. For me, getting a cold is a sign that I am run down and the best treatment for me usually is to stop, have a night on the couch with dinner made for me and some bad tv!

I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 8
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If I have an URI (upper respiratory infection) I will NOT do any cardio, as I am convinced that it drags the infection further into the lungs. Otherwise, I play it by ear. If my body says it is too weak or weary for exercise, then I do not. If I think I can handle a bit, then I do a mellow Pilates or Yoga workout.

Post # 9
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would check it out with the doctor — you could also have allergies.  I know a lot of people who don’t normally have problems have been struggling this year, and a lot of the symptoms are similar to a cold.  Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 10
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If I have anything that interferes with my breathing, I won’t exercise since I already have bad lungs with asthma.  Most times I see how I feel, if I’m tired, then I rest.

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