I am going to touch wood and say that thankfully I haven't been sick for ages! That's probably a jinx right there. But what happens when you get sick and you still want to work out, what are the rules - are we allowed?
Common sense screams out that we should fully recover before doing a strenuous intense workout, but would it be ok to just show up and go through the motions with a lighter load? Here is how I would approach it;
I WOULDN'T WORKOUT IF:
- I had a fever
- was highly contagious
- if I had the trots or nausea
BUT I WOULD TRY TO WORKOUT IF:
- I had a mild cold and the worst was over. For example a runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing - but I would keep the workout low-intensity.
The worst thing to do is to do a crazy high-intensity workout and hamper your recovery.
Another theory I have heard before is 'if it [the illness] is above the neck, it’s okay, but if it’s below the neck, it’s not okay'.
How do you deal with sickness and exercise?