Exercising with a cold, go for it!

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    Dec 25, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    I just read this article in the New York Times about how studies have shown that you shouldn't stop exercising just because you have a cold.

    Does this jive with you experience?
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    Dec 25, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    Yeah, congestion and runny nose always dry right up when I start working out.
    In fact, I think go for a dose of that right now.
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    Dec 26, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    DONT NOT COME TO THE GYM when you have a COLD or some other illness...why get other people sick?
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    Dec 26, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    sfinboston saidDONT NOT COME TO THE GYM when you have a COLD or some other illness...why get other people sick?


    Oh Please!!......I'm worried the least about that. what about all the Jerks that dont wash their hands after they take a Piss or Crap.....LOL
    i'd be more concerned about that, then someone with a cold, I'm not about to kiss them.....ha.......icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 26, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    'This topic has been brought up before and I maintain be considerate of your gym mates.

    I will still workout but take it outside and it does take me longer to recover.
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    Dec 26, 2008 4:55 AM GMT

    This reminds me of a saying my ultra conservative ******** used to use, "shout out the devil!" In my own experience, I have found that intense exercise kicks colds right out of my body. I get that blood pumping and those chemicals mixing and it cures me faster than any medicine.

    I am considerate of my fellow gym mates whether I have a cold or not because I don't crowd anyone, I cover surfaces with a towel, and I wipe down machines when through (that's right, I don't wait for staff, I even carry cleaning solution).

    LOL, it's a joke at my gym because the die hard guys NEVER miss a day.
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    Dec 26, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    I noticed that all the participants in the two studies are young 'uns. I wonder if the findings are true as one ages, too.

    I usually skip working out the first day or two of a cold, especially if I have a fever, but, otherwise I maintain my schedule. I do catch grief from friends about it; most think it's unhealthy and unmindful of the public health to drizzle snot on the treadmill.
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    Dec 26, 2008 9:50 AM GMT
    Exercise does nothing for me when I have a cold...I can't even lift at 50% weight when I'm fatigued. Try it, and if you can break through and feel better, great, but not everyone's body reacts the same. I wish I could keep my schedule, but even with meds, colds and allergy attacks have always taken a lot out of me. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 26, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    NH raises another question. Many of the over-the-counter meds for colds include drowsy-making ingredients. I wonder if any of the participants in the studies were medicated at all. I'm guessing not.
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    Dec 28, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    Well, the common saying is go if the symptoms are above the neck, stay home if they're below the neck.

    In other words: If you're congested, go. If you're coughing up a lung, stay home.
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    Dec 31, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    I've worked out when slightly under the weather. I think it helps! But if I'm sneezing and coughing all over the place, I skip the gym.