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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Cardio when sick?

Got a lil bit of a cough/scratchy throat, don't feel great but maybe at 70%, should you even attempt to do anything or just wait til you are healthy again?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 10:55 AM
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Take a day or two off to heal Nate. Your body needs to recuperate, and you don't need to be in a gym full of germs while your immune system is compromised.

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My general rule is the neck check.

If the symptoms are above the neck line (light sore throat, sneezing, stuffy nose, etc.) I'll do light cardio. If after 5-10 minutes you start clearing up you can keep going. If your head starts pounding give it up.

If the symptoms are below the neck (coughing, chest congestion, puking, etc.) then no exercise and recuperate.

I've read a couple in a couple different articles that light cardio may stimulate your immune system but we're talking a light workout.

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My general rule is the neck check.

If the symptoms are above the neck line (light sore throat, sneezing, stuffy nose, etc.) I'll do light cardio. If after 5-10 minutes you start clearing up you can keep going. If your head starts pounding give it up.

If the symptoms are below the neck (coughing, chest congestion, puking, etc.) then no exercise and recuperate.

I've read a couple in a couple different articles that light cardio may stimulate your immune system but we're talking a light workout.
hardest I would push myself might be about 30 mins on the bike tonight, no jogging or stuff like that.
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