As “flu season” approaches or is in full swing, many of us come down with sniffles or worse. If you’re happily addicted to working out as I am, then you might consider still hitting the bags even when you’re sick. Most people who are fit feel worse when they skip their workout.
So, is this working out when you’re under the weather a good idea or something to skip?
There are a couple of easy ways to factor this. If your symptoms are mostly above the neck, meaning: stuffy nose, sore throat, etc, you are most likely ok to do a medium to light workout. However, if you have a throbbing pressure in your head, this might not be something you want to do at all, so you may wish to stick to things that do not require jumping or impact. Static lunges, squats, pushups, sit ups, and simple bodyweight exercises are a go to for this situation.
If you’re dealing with symptoms below the neck, like a chest cough or anything stomach related, or you have a fever, it is probably...