Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Workouts v.s. sickness

With my rest day came illness. By the time I went to bed last night my entire body felt like I'd been hit by a truck. No fever, but a lot of aches and tiredness. I'm being told it's the flu. I am faced with the dilemma of giving myself another extra rest day, or going to the gym sick.

I am inclined to forgo the gym today, mostly because my test foray down to the grocery store to get cat food left me feeling like I'd run a half marathon and then lost a fight with a prize fighter.

This is a dilemma that I face more often than I'm happy about, and it makes me wonder what the traditional wisdom is on this. All of my research has come up with conflicting answers: Skip the gym, Go but go Easy, Ignore the illness, it all seems to be in there.

What would you do, stay home or power through it



Sabs said...

I would skip the gym. I have heard that it is bad for one's heart to gym when you are sick.

If you really want to still exercise, why not take a nice walk?

tokaiangel said...

If you have symptoms below the neck, skip the gym. Anything above the neck should be fine to work out on (sometimes it even helps), but take it easy and if you're having trouble then stop.

Hope you feel better soon!

TA x

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