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Is it ok to exercise with a cold?

I have a cold and I just started getting back into exercising.  I have a lot of trouble sticking to my exercise plans, but I've been doing well.  Now I have a cold and I skipped one day of exercise, but I'm afraid to keep skipping exercise days.  I usually just do the elliptical for 20-30 minutes 3 days a week.  Is it ok to work out with a cold or will I make the cold worse?  I'm on about day 2 or 3 with the cold (I feel it mostly in my chest) and my colds usually last a couple of weeks.

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Deciding to exercise when you’re sick is a judgment call that you will have to make. I found an article that may give you some good guidance, however, located HERE.

Basically, it depends on the illness, the symptoms, and your personal comfort level. If you do pursue exercise, I would suggest to start by decreasing the intensity, duration, or frequency until you reach a level that’s appropriate given your illness and symptoms. Also, be sure to allow for ample time for rest and recovery.

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Hi If it means getting out in the fresh air very good for you, if means being stuck in a control gym, just keep away till the cold goes.

But just get out brisk walking or some jogging first thing in the morning, this should do you the world of good, get some nice cheddar cheese and onion sandwich's to eat, heavy on the onion, try some garlic sliced for that extra kick, the one that does the best, is the one just before bed, just don't breath on your partner, these will help.

Good Luck 

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Yes, it is okay to exercise with a cold. Exercise alway beneficial for personal growth, to increase immunity power, built resistance power, fight against diseases. Regular exercise boost confidence and improve self-esteem.

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