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Posted by: edi | 2003/02/19

Cold/Flu and training

I have a mild sore throat and post nasal drip, the feeling one gets just befor a cold hits you, can I carry on with my normal training? (Cadio 3 times a week and Toning 2 times a week).

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Hi Edi

As long as you don't have a fever or muscle ache - you should be fine.
If your cold symptoms are primarily “above-the-neck”—sneezing,
sore throat, runny nose—it’s probably safe for you to exercise at
a low intensity (ie. don't push yourself and stop if you are feeling
a bit weak.

But if your cold involves “below-the-neck” symptoms—such as
fever, vomiting or diarrhea, muscle soreness, or general
weakness—you should avoid exercise until your cold is better.
Allow the sickness to run its course and your body to regain its
strength. When starting again - start SLOWLY and progressively.

Good luck.

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