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Is it okay to exercise while you have a cold?

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Janessa Nikolaus
November 06, 2019 7:34PM

According to the Mayo Clinic, as long as there is no fever present, mild to moderate exercise is usually acceptable, and it can even help open the nasal passages and relieve congestion. As long as your symptoms are “above the neck” (runny nose, sore throat, etc.), you’re good to go. However, even if you don’t have a fever, exercise should be avoided if you are experiencing “below the neck” symptoms, such as nausea or chest congestion.

In general, though, listen to your body. If exercise makes your symptoms worse, take a few days off, or at the very least, shorten the duration of the workout and keep the intensity level low. Also keep in mind that you may be contagious, and it’s probably better to avoid public gyms where you could transmit germs to other people.

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Anna Smith
November 18, 2019 12:30PM
If you have no fever and just a common cold, mild to moderate physical activity is usually ok. By temporarily relieving nasal congestion and opening your nasal passages, the workout may even help you feel better. For illness and exercise, consider this as a general guide: 1- If symptoms are all above the neck, the workout is okay. These up neck symptoms include nasal congestion, common cold, sneezing, running nose, or minor sore throat. 2- Reduce the intensity of your workout. For example, take a walk instead of going for a run. 3- Don't exercise if you have symptoms that are below the neck, such as the upset stomach, a hacking cough, and chest congestion. 4- If you have widespread muscle aches, fatigue, or fever, don't exercise.
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Ali
November 14, 2019 6:55PM
No thats just stupid
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