Working Out When Sick

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    Jan 07, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidPlease do us all a favor and keep your germs at home, and do yourself a favor and give your body a chance to heal itself.

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    Jan 07, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    I feel like if I just take the few days to be sick and get over it (no working out), and then go back to the gym healthy it's better. Otherwise the cold seems to linger.
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    Jan 07, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
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    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.


    I'm not sure you even read the article... the first sentence you wrote clearly indicates you didn't read the first sentence of the page, which reads, "Battling another cough or cold?"

    I'm not sure where you got the "anti-bacterial" thing from, the only thing I mentioned that sounds like "anti-bacterial," are antibodies. There is a huge difference between antibodies and anti-bacterial. Please learn the differences, it annoys me so much when people argue about stuff they seem to know nothing about. Anti-bacterial refers to an agent that inhibits the growth of or destroys bacteria. Antibodies are part of your bodies natural immune system.

    You said, "exercising when your body is already stressed from being ill is just plain STUPID." Clearly you did not read the article, as it mentions, "While exercise is beneficial, be careful not to "overdo" it."

    If you looked at the citations for the page, you will realize that a good chunk comes from research regarding viral upper respiratory infections. Key word is VIRAL -> viruses.

    When someone gives you a link that you can look at to support his arguments, read it before you argue against them please >_>

    Disagreements are natural and I am often wrong, but I sincerely hope that I am arguing with someone who knows what they are talking about.

    Here are more "friendly" websites,
    http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/exercise-when-you-have-cold
    http://news.health.com/2011/01/20/should-you-exercise-when-youre-sick/
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    Jan 08, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    I am well aware of the difference between antibodies and anti-bacterial.

    In Europe, and in particular, Norway, they don't have super bugs. The reason: they use antibiotics at 1/10 of the rate the U.S. does.

    Using antibiotics inappropriately (say, for a cold, or flu), breeds super bacteria, makes the antibiotic ineffective when you need it, and does not improve a viral condition, such a cold, flu, or most sinus infections.

    You should be able to read up on Norway's, and the NDC's, position on the overuse of antibacterials, and antibiotics, in inappropriate ways.

    "Dan Rather Reports", on AXS, did an excellent program on this last week. You may wish to watch it.

    Viral infections respond to anti-virals, and not antibiotics. In the case of the cold, or flu, you only get better about 1/2 day faster, than without the med, studies point out.

    Watch the program. Become enlightened to what many folks have known for years.

    Like your muscles, you get a strong immune system by using it, and not abusing it, and letting it work when it needs to.
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    Jan 08, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
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    HottJoe saidI like getting fucked when I'm sick... if it's just a cold or something.icon_razz.gif


    You can pass the cold germs that way. I have learned from experience. icon_cry.gif


    I once had this awful cold and made out with a guy...like super sloppy slobbery tongue everywhere making out for hours. He didn't get a single symptom! Bastard.
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    Jan 08, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    Narciso said
    showme said
    HottJoe saidI like getting fucked when I'm sick... if it's just a cold or something.icon_razz.gif


    You can pass the cold germs that way. I have learned from experience. icon_cry.gif


    I once had this awful cold and made out with a guy...like super sloppy slobbery tongue everywhere making out for hours. He didn't get a single symptom! Bastard.


    Lol, I forgot I wrote that.icon_redface.gif

    But yeah I was sick at the start of winter this year, and my bf did not catch it.icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 18, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    What are people's views on this? I have a bad cold right now and am going nuts! Haven't been to the gym since Saturday... should I go?
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    Mar 18, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    financial_jock saidWhat are people's views on this? I have a bad cold right now and am going nuts! Haven't been to the gym since Saturday... should I go?


    1. You can get colds from over training, and colds are cured in part by resting. Your body is telling to you to rest. Do it.
    2. Why would you go spread your germs to everyone else who has to use equipment after you? Don't be selfish.
    3. A week off from the gym is not going to hurt you.
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    Mar 19, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    I haven't been to the gym since Saturday... I'm going crazy. Is it possible I've lost some muscle mass?
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    Mar 19, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    HPgeek934 saidPlease do us all a favor and keep your germs at home, and do yourself a favor and give your body a chance to heal itself.

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    this

    I cringe when I hear people coughing up lungs in the gym, you do not need to be there..you are spreading germs all over the place
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    Mar 19, 2013 4:08 PM GMT
    I don't have a cough anymore... just the sniffles
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    Mar 19, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    financial_jock saidI haven't been to the gym since Saturday... I'm going crazy. Is it possible I've lost some muscle mass?


    Try googling this topic. It takes about 3 to 4 weeks before you lose mass. In fact, the rest likely will do you good.

    As an adult, you have a responsibility to those around not to be spreading disease. Step up, accept that responsibility and do the right thing. Stay home.

    The "sniffles" can continue for up to three weeks after the flu or a cold. Chances are you're not concurrently contagious.

    On a side note, ACC says that Z-packs can be damaging to your heart. Don't use them unless you need them (most folks don't).
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    Mar 19, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
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    Considering the amount of machines and equipment you'll be touching that other people will be touching, it's even more likely that you will spread what you have.

    It also pisses me off when people come to work sick because they don't want to use a PTO day.
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    Mar 19, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    I lost most of February cause I had the flu twice and it threw me off. Just getting back to the gym now.

    My biggest failing in the gym is lack of consistency.

    Trying hard to fix that.
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    Mar 19, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    I find light cardo helps me get over a cold faster. That is if its just a cold. If its the flu rest.
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    Mar 21, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    Ugh... Being sick sucks!!!

    I sit in the sauna for 30 mins to burn the cold out.
    (Take 2-3 min breaks in between, so ya don't faint)

    Then I chug orange juice for 3 days straight!

    Raising your PH helps dramatically...

    =)