Updated 20 May 2015

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Forget about "sweating out" a cold or flu – so don't train if you have the flu. Inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) is a serious complication of training while you have the flu.

Instead, take the time to rest and recover before hitting the gym again.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.


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