Is it a good idea to exercise when sick? [Infographic]
Good idea? Bad idea? Can exercise actually help boost our immune system, even when we are sick?
by Dean Carlson, Pn2
It's not an uncommon question:
"Should I exercise when I am sick?"
Well, as with many things, it depends.
If you are laid out in bed with the flu, the answer is obvious. But what about certain stages of a cold? While we don't want to share that joy with others, can getting some movement in be helpful?
Our friend at Precision Nutrition produced this excellent guide for sorting it all out.
Print out this infographic for some very specific guidelines on exercise, and how it affects your immune system before, during, and after an illness.
Reading that infographic makes me feel better already!
Want to share these tips with your friends, family and co-workers (especially the washing your hands part)? Click here for a fully printable version of this infographic.
Here's to staying healthy!