- we know – do it anyway. ok, so don’t go against doctor’s orders or anything – but don’t be a pansy either. ankles hurting you? fine, do a killer upper body workout. elbows aching? hit the lower-body with a vengeance. headache? slam some water and push through some cardio.
- runny nose, coughing, sneezing, everybody-is-avoiding-your germy path? do everyone else a favor and stay home! you can still go on a walk or pop in a workout dvd and get a workout in – given that you’re not on your death bed.
rule of thumb is if the symptoms are “above the neck” (runny nose, sneezing, sore throat) you can workout but you might just have to take it down a notch. if you have a fever or symptoms are “below the neck” (stomach ache, chest congestion) then take a day off from workouts to rest and recover.
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