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Can I exercise when I have a cold?

Can I exercise when I have a cold?

Yes, you can!: You can do as much as you can tolerate, dont push yourself too hard. Remember to drink lots of fluids. The problem is you should not be exercising in a public place otherwise you will make everyone else sick! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Is it ok to exercise when you have a cold?

Is it ok to exercise when you have a cold?

Yes: It is ok to exercise when you have a cold, unless you have a serious underlying cardiac or respiratory illness. It still may be ok but extra caution should be used and you should consult with your doctor if you have serious underlying cardio or respiratory conditions. ...Read more

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Have a cold but need to do exercise! is it still safe?

Have a cold but need to do exercise! is it still safe?

Yes: It is ok to exercise when you have a cold, unless you have a serious underlying cardiac or respiratory illness. It still may be ok but extra caution should be used and you should consult with your doctor if you have serious underlying cardio or respiratory conditions. ...Read more

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Is it better to take a rest or exercise if you have a cold?

Is it better to take a rest or exercise if you have a cold?

Rest: I know of at least one study that showed shorter duration of cold symptoms with rest compared to exercise. ...Read more

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I am having problems smelling things. I rarely smell things except when i exercise. I used to have a cold almost every time, but that has stopped now?

I am having problems smelling things. I rarely smell things except when i exercise. I used to have a cold almost every time, but that has stopped now?

Acquired anosmia: This has many possible causes, including zinc deficiency (which may be fairly common) and medications. A visit to an ENT physician might be in order. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise if u have a cold or flu?

Is it safe to exercise if u have a cold or flu?

Don't exercise if : You have the flu - you need to rest. Only exercise with a cold if you feel up to it. ...Read more

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I have a cold what to do?

I have a cold what to do?

The common cold: Is something we are still trying to figure out completely. Drink lots of fluids and take Vitamin C tablets 3 times daily because the body needs more C when one has a cold. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a cold?

How to know if I have a cold?

Cold symptoms: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). Symptoms cold symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week. ...Read more