During the cold months of the year, your immune system is sometimes weakened, making you more susceptible to sniffles, sore throats, or common colds.
Normally, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but what if it happens if you’re in the middle of your running or bodyweight training plan?
See our tips for dealing with common cold symptoms, recommendations about getting back to training after being sick, and don’t forget to check out our training plan at the end of the article:
Common Cold Symptoms
Before we start: What is the common cold, and what are the symptoms?
The common cold…
Also simply known as a cold, it affects your upper respiratory tract (nose, throat) and is caused by a viral infection. It’s usually harmless and might last for seven to 10 days. Even if you don’t need to worry about a cold, go see a doctor if symptoms don’t get better.(1)
Common cold symptoms can be:
Runny noseCongestionSore throatCoughingSneezingHeadache
To be safe and see if you’re really just suffering from a common cold and not COVID-19, take a test before you run outside or train in a gym or public space.
What to Consider When Exercising
Is it a good idea to keep training when being sick? Or is it better to take a break, so…
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