The first month of 2011 isn’t quite over yet, but I’m already thinking of spring. But, being that it IS January, I know I’m not out of the woods of the cold and flu season.
So, the question may come up: How sick is too sick to work out?
If you’re too sick to get out of bed, I think you have your answer.
But if it’s a head cold? Then what?
Or if you have a cough and sore throat but you still want to get a work out in? Should you?
Just so you don’t use a little cold as an excuse to skip the gym, here’s the skinny on when it’s OK to work out when sick.
To summarize an already concise answer: If it’s above the neck, you’re OK to workout; if it’s below the neck, take a break… and don’t workout if you have a fever.
Where do you draw the line?