Poll: Do you still workout even when you're sick?

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49 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 12:43pm
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Wondering how many of you continue to push through your workout even when you're sick. I have a bad sore throat, and wondering if I should rest and get better, or bust through my workout. I workout every single day, and I'd hate to miss some days, but I will if it's better for me to rest. Thanks!

05 Aug
Rest,listen to ur body. I am not feeling well right now,but later i will do light walking &stretching. I usually do beast mode workouts..but today i cannot do it. Always listen to what ur body is saying:-)
05 Aug
Yes always listen to your body.
05 Aug
Thanks :)
06 Aug
Not related to your question but I seen your pic...and omg how did you do it? I'm trying to hard to loose weight and can't keep motivated :(
06 Aug
Hi Jessica! I started a diet program through a local business. It's basically all clean eating. I eat egg whites, eggs (limited to 6 a week because of the cholesterol), chicken breast, 1% milkfat cottage cheese, fresh veggies & fruits, very low carb. All foods are fresh. Only seasoning I use is Mrs. Dash (no sodium). Absolutely no cheat days for me either. I take fish oil 3x a day. And portion control is a major thing as well. Hope that helps! Message me if you need more specifics :)
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1022 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 12:57pm
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Nope.

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63 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 1:12pm
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Never , u should recover before u start workout again.

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29 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 1:13pm
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No
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49 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 2:18pm
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Thanks everyone. I do all my workouts from home, so I'm not exposing anyone at a gym. I will be taking a few days off until I feel better. I appreciate all of your responses!

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3 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 4:37pm
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I normally do toning when I'm sick
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81 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 6:11pm
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When I was in the army a lot of times we had to. Sometimes I had no choice if I had to prepare for a coarse. But really your body does need some rest in the beginning but my general rule is if your fever is gone, it's time to get some exercise I like sweating things out as well. Makes me feel like all the poison gets washed out lol some type of placebo affect. But just a light walk is still exercise. So I try something like that if I'm really hurting.
05 Aug
Thanks Corey, I appreciate your advice! Maybe I'll go for a walk later. :-)
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8 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 6:31pm
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Yes.

05 Aug
But if it was really bad, then I'd make sure to make it up afterwards.
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10 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 6:49pm
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ofcourse! 
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81 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 7:57pm
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When I was in the army a lot of times we had to. Sometimes I had no choice if I had to prepare for a coarse. But really your body does need some rest in the beginning but my general rule is if your fever is gone, it's time to get some exercise I like sweating things out as well. Makes me feel like all the poison gets washed out lol some type of placebo affect. But just a light walk is still exercise. So I try something like that if I'm really hurting.
07 Aug
That's good advice, a fever is a good sign to rest :)
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5 Posts
Aug 5, 2013 9:18pm
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You shouldn't work hard but something like walking would be good remember you get sick because of the germs inside

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46 Posts
Aug 6, 2013 6:08am
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I do. Haha I feel like my day is incomplete if u don't workout, and often it makes me feel a lt least a little better and definitely more accomplished
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49 Posts
Aug 6, 2013 3:31pm
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So I decided to workout (30 Day Shred lvl 3) because I don't have a fever or anything, just a sore throat. And I feel great!! Definitely made me feel accomplished. So I guess unless I'm super sick...I'll stick w/ my daily workouts.

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160 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 5:11am
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Nope that how injuries happen

07 Aug
What type of injuries? I worked out yesterday w/ just a sore throat, and felt pretty great. I certainly don't want any injuries though
07 Aug
You won't get an injury from training with a sore throat :)
07 Aug
Alright! I'm going to keep on shredding! :-)
07 Aug
No injuries. Just if your running a low temp and it could raise.
07 Aug
Thanks guys...I really appreciate everybody's input on this! :-)
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8 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 8:46am
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Yes
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10 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 1:16pm
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Nope ,not good for health..

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226 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 1:36pm
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No. Working out when sick puts more stress on the body; you will not recover from either the sickness or the muscle strain easily. It is better to take a few days off and recover completely from the sickness, then to workout and prolong the sickness.
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612 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 1:43pm
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Never

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124 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 2:44pm
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Yes!

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56 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 2:51pm
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Yes. 

I'm generally only ever sick for one day, my immune system rocks!

I even exercise when injured... I just don't use the injured thing.

Most people think I am a little nuts though 

:) 
07 Aug
Wow! Nice :) I really haven't gotten sick one time since I started my new healthy lifestyle about a year ago! And even now it's only a sore throat. I feel worse when I don't workout! I have fibromyalgia, and exercise really helps keep the pain away!
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49 Posts
Aug 7, 2013 2:55pm
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For the people who DO workout even when you're sick...do you notice your cold/illness hang around longer and get worse, or does working out make you feel betterI worked out yesterday and today and feel decent.

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14 Posts
Aug 8, 2013 1:33pm
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The last week a was ill and I was training and still been ill hahah. Now I rest. 2 days and I'm healthy like a pear!
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13 Posts
Aug 9, 2013 4:04pm
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That's what I had these past few days and I took some rest to recover.
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1 Post
Aug 9, 2013 4:27pm
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Very difficult when Dr's cant duagnose you properly.... Went from NCAA D.1 swimmer to casual (whimpy) workouts, its all im capable of now. Never take ur health for granted.
09 Aug
Thanks Matt...sorry to hear about that. Mine was just a sore throat, never got any worse. So that's good. I'm better now, too.
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397 Posts
Aug 9, 2013 5:27pm
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Yes if its minor

 

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