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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I have had a terrible cold (among other germs) for the past couple weeks. I really need some exercise but my cough is really horrible!! I could use some advice and suggestions on some exercise.
Thanks in advance!
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  • DIMI1124
    I have a cold too!! I have not had much energy so I have not forced it. But I agree with Patty.

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    3807 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2011 5:33:15 PM
  • DIANESLONE
    Thanks Patty!
    3807 days ago
  • PATTYSH
    Diane,
    I'm sorry that you have been so sick for so long now. I think you should ask your doctor about some suggestions for mild exercises. I found this article online, so I'll copy it here for you:
    Should You Exercise With a Cold?
    Because exercise may help to boost immune function, it's usually safe to exercise with a cold.

    Still, if you exercise with a cold, it's important to listen to your body. Sometimes cold medications such as decongestants can increase your heart rate. In addition, your heart rate is increased with exercise. The combination of exercise and decongestants can cause your heart to pump very hard. You may become short of breath and have difficulty breathing.

    If you have asthma and a cold, make sure you talk with your doctor before you exercise. If your asthma symptoms are worse with a cold, you'll need to use caution. Exercising with a cold and asthma may cause increased respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may require you to use more asthma medications to open your airways. Overuse of asthma drugs can also cause your heart rate to increase.

    If you have a fever with a cold, exercise may stress your body even more. That's why it's important to wait a few days to get back to your regular exercise regimen. Working out too hard with a cold could stress your body, causing you to feel worse. This additional stress may hinder your recovery.

    Be careful! I'll send some healing energy your way :-)
    take care,
    Patty


    3807 days ago
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