Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: Who you exercise when you’re sick? You can write about any running related topic. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Everyone has different views on this topic. When doing research for this post, I came across this information several times: If symptoms are above the neck (including a sore throat, nasal congestion, sneezing, and tearing eyes), then it’s OK to exercise. If symptoms are below the neck, such as coughing, body aches, fever, and fatigue, then it’s recommended that you not run.
I hope I don’t jinx myself, but I usually get sick once a year (knock on wood). I can only speak for what works for me when it comes to running while sick. If I have a fever, a bad cough or chest congestion, I will not run as I think it will do more harm than good. However, I will still run (at a slower pace) if I have a runny nose, sneezing or a scratchy throat as that’s always what I deal with during allergy season. One exception – sometimes if I have a headache before a run/workout, it’s gone by the time I finish. I still don’t understand why that happens but I won’t question it!
I’ll admit that Covid-19 has skewed my thoughts on this topic a bit. I want to preface this by saying I know that I am fortunate to have the option to workout at home. That being said, if possible, just workout at home if you have the sniffles. Even if you don’t have a fever, it’s just safer to stay home and not attend group workout classes or go to the gym to spread germs.
Tell me: Do you exercise when you’re sick?
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