Working Out Sick
Being sick stinks, but so does missing your favorite Work It class. Should you work out when you are “under the weather” or just stay home and rest? Most experts say mild to moderate exercise is fine when feeling sick if you pass the “neck check,” which means that your symptoms are above the neck (for example, a runny nose or a sore throat). Having symptoms that involve other areas of the body-fever, extreme tiredness, muscle aches, and swollen lymph glands- indicates that you need to take it easy. “Bed rest and a gradual progression back to normal workouts are recommended,” says David C. Nieman, a professor of health science at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
-Fitness Magazine May 2013 issue