I'll answer that question towards the end of this blog post, but before I get to answering questions, I have an announcement to make.
The World Is Ending.If you have savings bonds, Beanie Babies, or any old ass gold teeth laying around, its time to cash them shits in! Finish off your bucket list,-screw a couple of hookers, run nekkid on the beach, slap your boss in the mouth. Have a debauched good time, and then dip your toe in the holy water of forgiveness just as the Sun goes all supernova on our asses. The world is coming to an end because its 2012, but that's not until December. The world is clocking out early because I got my ass up off of this permadent in the couch and have started working out again.
|I totally could have chosen a different picture of a woman working out. But I'm childish. hehehe|
So while my recent physical activity has burgeoned the commencement of the Apocalypse, it has also made me sicker than a dog. And yes, I'm blaming the exercise and not the bajillions of microbes floating around in my enviroment. We have talked about this before. So this takes us right back to the question at the beginning of the post. Should you exercise if you're sick??
I consulted the Waning Woman Komplete Kompedium of Pseudoscientifical Knowledge and Faux Facts (and Facebook!) and this is what I found out. Remember I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on TV, but I can fill out a sexy nurse uniform like nobody's business,
One of my FB friends LilMissDiva, a super hardcore exerciser who is ROCKING her sleeve, told me that unless her doctor tells her not to workout, she's gonna work out. That's dedication. Since I didn't go to the doctor, I can conclude that I am in the clear. If I'm sick enough to go to the doctor, working out won't even be a question or not.
Sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat and mild congestion shouldn't be enough to derail your work out plans according to the Neck Up Rule. While they may foil your plans for a marathon makeout session, training for an actual marathon should be no problem. If your problems are below the neck, chest congestion, productive cough, etc, it is recommended that you lay off of the exercise until those symptoms subside.
I had below the neck, under the neck, around the neck, on top of the neck, inside the neck symptoms and while I wasn't anywhere close to 100% I figured if I could get off of the couch and I wasn't dehydrated, I would just be using sick as an excuse to not go to the gym. Just use a little common sense, read what your body is trying to tell you, and take it easy. I did, and I didn't die......the world is still coming to an end though.
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