- we know – do it anyway. ok, so don’t go against doctor’s orders or anything – but don’t be a pansy either. ankles hurting you? fine, do a killer upper body workout. elbows aching? hit the lower-body with a vengeance. headache? slam some water and push through some cardio.
- runny nose, coughing, sneezing, everybody-is-avoiding-your germy path? do everyone else a favor and stay home! you can still go on a walk or pop in a workout dvd and get a workout in – given that you’re not on your death bed.
- rule of thumb is if the symptoms are “above the neck” (runny nose, sneezing, sore throat) you can workout but you might just have to take it down a notch. if you have a fever or symptoms are “below the neck” (stomach ache, chest congestion) then take a day off from workouts to rest and recover.
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