Nursing my aches, chills, fever

Yesterday morning I woke up around 6. On weekends if I wake up before 7 I usually laze around in bed until 7ish and hope to catch a few more zzzzs.

I felt really tired and hoped to fall back asleep. I figured I needed the rest.

Plus every single morning I have something to do. Monday through Friday I get up at 5:30. Monday through Thursday I am on a shuttle bus to work at 7 a.m. Friday mornings I hit the gym for a 6:30 a.m. class and then back home to work. On Saturdays Curt and I hit the gym. Sundays I get the grocery shopping done and then take a late morning yoga class.

Yesterday I slept in until 9;30. About 1 Curt and I headed out to lunch. I felt a little off but figured I was just hungry.

I had a couple of beers and a burger, which had a fried egg and bacon. Talk about getting my protein in.

After lunch I still felt funky. (I figured it might have been the ginormous sundae I had the evening before. Eeekk! I went overboard with the dessert.)

When we got home I changed into … Continue reading

Should you exercise when sick?

For me, the simple answer is no. When I don’t feel well I don’t work out. I feel that my immune system needs rest and it needs to work on getting healthy and nothing else.

I have a slight cold and I haven’t worked out since Sunday.

I did a little research to see what experts thought. Some agreed with me and others felt that the common cold was OK to take to the gym.

According to this site, you can exercise if you have a cold, but no fever. Though Dr. Edward T. Laskowski says you should listen to your body.

Dr. Rick Kellerman says, “Even though it may be tempting to not break an exercise routine, working out may actually prolong the illness.”

And Shazia Khan says pretty much the same thing as Dr. Laskowski about how you can exercise if you have no fever and you cold is above the neck.

Liz Applegate says, forget about what you might have heard about trying to perspire your way back to better health.

And WebMD says you can exercise when you have the common cold, but stay home when you have a fever or … Continue reading