Exercising with Cold or Flu Symptoms

We all know about the extensive health benefits of regular exercise. Those who exercise 45 minutes per day live longer. It improves brain function. It can help you deal with chronic pain.

But what about when you're sick? Should you maintain your exercise regiment when you are sick with a cold or the flu?

It really depends. If your symptoms are contained within your head (sinus problems, headache, sneezing), you should be fine. But if your symptoms are below the neck, too (achy muscles, fatigue, nausea), take a break from exercise. Get rest and give your body time to recover without compromising your immune system.

But either way, make sure you get your flu shot!

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