Should I Exercise When I'm Sick?
- If you have a cold or sore throat with no fever, you can exercise, but whether you can exercise is another story unto itself. If you need a box of kleenex with you on the treadmill or are coughing all over the people in the gym, it's probably best to cut it short and get some rest.
- If you have a fever/vomiting/nausea etc., skip the gym and get better. Vigorous exercise can weaken the immune system, and that's the last thing you need. Drink lots of fluids, sleep as much as you can, and just generally relax when you're sick. The gym can wait.