Should We Lift When Sick?

You have been sneezing and coughing, there is some sort of fever going on as well, should you really workout to expel whatever is going wrong inside you? Let's find out!

There are a lot of bad guys out there: colds, coughs, flu, sinusitis, tonsillitis, throat infections and middle-ear infections.

Fortunately you body has evolved to deal with this invaders, that is exactly when you immunity system has the chance to work and protect yourself.

Symptoms like mild fever and pain actually are signals that we should be better be patient and let them be while we recover naturally, than taking different over the counter medications which will only mask their presence.


Even if you feel sluggish you definitely can do some physical activity. Keep it moderate though, as the stress of a tough workout can be more than our immune systems can handle.

Of course, if you are feeling like a train wreck, take it easy, there is no need to push yourself for a session in the gym which might end being really mediocre, in this scenario, you might better do some movie watching, power food eating, book reading, water drinking and staying in bed exercising.

Keep Strong. Let Your Symptoms Be Your Guide.