GregJorn saidWell... you shouldn't go to the gym, simply to spare the people at the gym from getting sick
However you SHOULD exercise. I'm don't feel confident enough to explain the science but,
That link should help a bit. A .gov website is usually pretty credible. I find that a good jog does clear my sinuses and headache. Remember that it does increase your body temperature and helps to circulate resources throughout your body. Contrary to what a lot of people think, people with colds/flu, if they can walk around safely, should NOT be sedentary.
Running outside is good, maybe a light jog at a 6 MPH pace? If it's cold cover yourself.
I'm currently waiting for someone to tell me that being exposed to the cold gives you a cold >_>
There's nothing from NIH that says to exercise when you are sick. How on earth did you get it to mean that? NIH talks about exercise benefiting your immune system, and..going to the gym, and not using the anti-bacterial will actually HELP you to develop immunity from the exposure of all the crap floating around there. When you are sick, you need to help your body by NOT exercising, staying warm, and giving it calories to fight the infection.
A fever does kill some viruses, but, exercising when your body is already stressed from being ill is just plain STUPID.
Cold air will make your nose run, usually. Dry air will make your nose break up more, and can worsen a possible sinus infection.Most sinus infections are VIRAL, and not bacterial, so...it's nonsense to ask for antibiotics for them.If you are in the first few days of the flu, Tamifu, will help. If you have a cold, zinc will slow the virus some. Main thing, you need to stay hydrated, and warm, and eat, real calories (not just soup) so your body can fight the virus.