Marlboro7 saidWhat I read in the research IS...working out is OK when sick as long as it isn't intense...I do...Intensity is the key when healthy, but when sick, lowers one immune system..
Yep. Moderate intensity exercise increases the immune response and reduces inflammation whereas high intensity exercise is detrimental and will even make you sick if done too much by lowering your immune system.
Think 40-70% VO2max, a light jog would be as fast as I'd go. Gets the blood moving, but you don't want high exertion as the HIIT guy said. He's just lucky.
If you're sneezing, stay away from the gym for others' sake and do something outside or moderate intensity inside to get your blood moving. Stagnant blood just is obviously not healing as fast as blood that gets throughout your body.