When You’re Too Sick to Exercise

10 Sep

If you’re experiencing nasal congestion from allergies or a cold, or have a mild headache, working out is probably fine, though you might want to dial down the intensity and duration–start by cutting both in half and seeing how that feels. But if you have a fever, chest congestion, or flu-like symptoms such as chills, deep fatigue, or muscle aches, you’re better off opting for rest. And if you have a severe headache such as a migraine or cluster headache, you probably won’t feel much like exercising, so listen to your body. In fact, that’s almost always good advice, if you feel too lousy for physical activity, skip it.

Source: Consumer Reports on Health  September 2016

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