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Does jogging while you have the flu help, hurt, or have no affect on your road to recovery?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: No Real Evidence

But i believe that stressing your body while sick only retards the healing process, by diverting energy from healing.
But no proof.

In brief: No Real Evidence

But i believe that stressing your body while sick only retards the healing process, by diverting energy from healing.
But no proof.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
As a lifelong runner, I believe that running with a cold has minimal effects on the body for someone in good condition. If one really has a flu which usually peaks in february, one should probably not run until the fever and symptoms have improved
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