Oct 26, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
Do you work out even when you're under the weather? Some say it makes them feel better. Thoughts?
maxferguson saidIt depends on what I'm sick with. If it's just a stuffy nose and a bit of cough, I'll keep going but maybe tone down the intensity for a bit. But if it's something that's likely to worsen by prolonging treatment, or if its something that you can't just mask the symptoms of, then it's well worth staying home. You run the risk of making whatever you've got worse and then making recovering from it that much harder. Remember, recovery isn't just nutrition - it's making sure you've got enough energy to let your body's systems maintain themselves, fight infection (after accounting for energy spent working out). If you feel drained, don't go. That's a sign that you're body is drawing energy from stored fat and working harder to do what it needs to do and working out then is just working against yourself.
mrbleu saidDo you work out even when you're under the weather? Some say it makes them feel better. Thoughts?