exercising with a cold

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  1. tara40

    tara40 Loves Norman Reedus

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    does anyone know, if you have a heavy cold, is it safe to exercise.

    I have heard that it is bad for your heart.
     
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    Yes it is, the heart is also a muscle and when you work out it is put under more strain. While your body is fighting illness it can't cope with a work out too
     
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    About.Com Sports Medicine says:

    Sounds sensible to me. I would, however, be very careful about transmitting germs, if you're working out in a gym, make sure and clean off any machines you use so you don't infect anyone else!
     
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    no, just wondering if when i am feeling better (just have a cold) if it was safe to go back to my Davina work out
     
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    A good rule of thumb is if it is above the neck ie runny nose, headache it is fine to work out. If it is below the neck ie chesty cough, muscle aches, shivers then rest until well.
     
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    thank you for all your help. x
     
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    nexangelus Carpe diem, baby!

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    Just what I was going to say...
     
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