By Amy Morlock, DPT – Bel Air, Maryland Center
It’s that time of year when everyone around you is sick. Despite your best efforts to stay germ-free, you too may soon notice that your nose is running or you have a cough.
Mild to moderate exercise with a common cold and no fever usually is safe, but be smart and listen to your body. You shouldn’t begin an exercise regimen when you’re sick, but if your body is used to regular exercise, mild intensity should be fine.
If you are unsure whether you should exercise with your particular illness, and before embarking on any exercise program, please consult with your doctor.
If rather than a cold, there’s an injury or some other type of pain that’s keeping you from exercising, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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