I recently have come down with a runny nose and some coughing which I am taking sudafed and robitussin. No headaches and i'm eating normally. I generally work out 4-5 days a week at the gym. Is it a bad idea to be working out when your sick but still able to work out physically?
The general rule is that if the discomfort is above your neck (a head cold), you can work out. But weÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½re talking moderate activity levels here. Intense activity, such as high-impact cardio or weight lifting, has been shown to weaken the immune system and have a negative impact on your bodyÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s ability to fight a cold or infection. If youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½re sick below the neck (respiratory infections) youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½d be better off just staying in bed.
I actually got really sick once and it motivated me to start working out I felt better when I was running or being active than when I was just laying in bed being lazy. I got better after like a week and my will power is much stronger because I never made excuses not to work out. just remember to drink lots of water