Wise Workouts To Do When You Are Sick With A Cold Or Flu


Hi folks,

Teas I drink when I am sick with a cold or flu

Teas I drink when I am sick with a cold or flu

I know people who are so stuck on doing all of their scheduled workouts that they try to do them when they are sick. Exercise is mildly stressful, which inceases your levels of certain ‘stress hormones,’ and thus reduces resistance to disease. So, here is the FitOldDog workout program for when I have a severe head cold or the flu (as I do right now):

  1. Hydrate well with water or non-caffeinated teas. Infectious disease results in lots of potentially harmful chemicals in your blood due to the immune response, and increased fluid intake eliminates them more rapidly (‘The Solution To Pollution Is Dilution!”).
  2. Eat whatever you feel right eating.
  3. Sleep as much as you can.
  4. Rest. Even reading is tiring, and computers doubly so.
  5. Once you are better, wait a couple of days and then resume your training.
  6. Don’t try to make up the workouts, and if necessary get your coach to reset your training if you missed critical components of your plan.

That’s it! Pretty simple, and like most simple things it is very hard to put into practice if you are psyched about your training.

-k Your Medical Mind


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.