Working Out While Sick Is Just Plain Dumb
I would like to ask everyone a question before we get started. Do you think working out while sick is a good idea? If so then let me tell you why doing so it just plain dumb. Let’s begin shall we?
Some Think Working Out While Sick Is A Good Idea
According to Lewis G. Maharam, MD, a New York City-based sports medicine expert. He said "The danger is exercising and raising your body temperature internally if you already have a fever, because that can make you even sicker," he tells WebMD. If you have a fever greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, sit this one out. WebMD
Maharam's rule of thumb for exercising when sick? "Do what you can do, and if you can't do it, then don't," he says. "Most people who are fit tend to feel worse if they stop their exercise, but if you have got a bad case of the flu and can't lift your head off the pillow, then chances are you won't want to go run around the block." WebMD
These two people think working out while sick is okay for you. Let’s see what people think about this as well.
What Others Think About Working Out While Sick
There’s some evidence that very intense exercise—running a marathon, say—can briefly suppress your immune function, says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. But in general, physical activity is a great way to shield yourself from illness, he says. Time
“Your immune system needs activity to do its job better,” says David Nieman, a professor and director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University. “Every time you exercise, you increase the circulation of important immune cells.” Time
While these other two people agree with the first two people from WebMD, Only one person from Time slightly disagrees with the two people from WebMD.
Only One Person Slightly Disagress About Working Out While Sick
But once you’ve caught a bug and are feeling crummy, the story changes. “Exercise is great for prevention, but it can be lousy for therapy,” Nieman says. Time
So if two people agree that working out while sick is okay, and then another two people slightly agrees and disagrees. Does that mean working out while sick is okay? The answer is no it’s not okay. I am going to share my opinion about working out while sick.
Working Out While Sick Is Not A Great Idea
So last year when I began my Karate classes again, I was just getting over being sick. Whatever, I had at that time was still lingering in my body. So I started on a Monday night I believe. During class I was sniffling a lot and it was very hard to breath with a congested system. I felt light headed and everything.