To Workout or Not to Workout, That is the Question.

Cold and flu season is upon us. Where i used to work, this time of year, i felt like i was always fighting things off and there was not enough fresh air being pumped through. I got let go on Monday and by Wednesday was laid up on the couch with a cold. An influx of stress then time to finally relax brought my immune system down so i thought i would look at when you are suppost to workout and when you are not. 

Based on what my little research online showed if you have symptoms just above the neck like sore throat, headache, runny nose, sneezing, and teary eyes you can work out anything below the neck such as coughing, colored phlegm, vommiting, diarrhea or a fever of over 101 and you should sit it out. 

I also found that it said that vigorous activity can lower your immune systems in the short term where as easy or medium activity can bolster your immune system so if you feel up to it go for a walk outside in the fresh air but leave your speedwork until later.  

My sick list

Always have good books around to read

Lot’s of fluids and vitamins 

Netflix marathon 

Soup

Over the counter medicine to help the extra vitamins. 

What do you do when you are sick?

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