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We have all had it at some point in our lives right. A common cold, a stuffy nose, a headache, we will do ANYTHING to make us feel better am I right?
What about exercise, should you be working out when you have a cold?
You have this crazy blonde trainer Ashley who is super hard on you and you do not want to let her down but you feel like your head is going to explode so you email her and you jaw hits the floor when she tells you to ….
Wait for it … Go to the gym!
That is right, go to the gym. Why? WHAT OMG! Before you freak out listen up.
If you cold symptoms are above the neck go! It might to your surprise actually make you feel better and provide some relief. You know that saying “sweat it out” it applies here. Now it is not going to shorten the duration of your cold but it can keep your symptoms from getting worse.
Another great remedy is to take a hot bath. That is right get in the tub and soak and let that steam get in as hot as you can stand. This can help boast your immune system and ward off fever.
So next time you are feeling like you have a headache or common cold get to the gym instead of staying home and you will be presently surprised at just how much better you do feel.