Working out while being Sick
Ive been looking up on the internet to see if working out helps shorten the flu and I found out that its ok to work out depending on the severity of the cold.
I didnt get a whole lot from it, whats your opinion on the matter? Does working out shorten the flu?
Yea that was a bit too optimistic, still sick now caughing came back. Jogging might not be such a good idea.
Twice in that last month I've fought off sickness and I do believe it's because I stayed focused in the gym. Once before I pulled the plug on my workouts because of a bad cold setting and I was twice as long out and really got sick. Hard to get back in after a week and a half out. Better to stay in it. Wear your gloves and clean the equipment well after use to keep from spreading but stay your program. Sauna helps too. Sweat it out.
Maybe it does stress the metabolism but ive only known sweating as a healing process. Detoxifying. Relaxing. Calming. I dont recommend going into a 200 degree sauna if you already dont feel good but 170 for 5 minutes than a break before going back in if needed shouldnt cause more harm.
Oh wow I've been doing it all wrong lol so no hot bathing and no strenuous cardio. What about sit ups or walking a couple of miles? Just to keep the nose from clogging.
Okay. I can tell you only listen to the voices in your head so I'll do me and you do whatever it is that you do. Peace.
The experiment was a huge success, in just 5 days of exercise and cold meds with chicken soup, a warm shower and oranges. I also took selenium for a boost of immunity and im cured.
So working out does shorten the flu.
Most uncomplicated colds last between eight and nine days, but about 25 percent last two weeks, and five to 10 percent last three weeks. Even the most stubborn colds will typically resolve in a few weeks' time; this is actually one of the ways you can distinguish a cold from allergies. A cold will last, at most, a few weeks, but allergy symptoms can last all season.
hope this helps for those who are sick.