Too Sick to Sweat?

Can you actually “sweat it out”? Working out while you’re sick seems like adding misery to an already uncomfortable activity, but it has shown to be beneficial in some ways. Head cold symptoms like nasal congestion and headache may be relieved by increased heart rate and improved circulation from exercise, and moderate exercise has been shown to reduce the risk, severity, and duration of common respiratory illnesses. It is important to stay hydrated while working out, especially if you’re sick, and it is best to avoid extremely strenuous workouts. Try to focus on activities like light jogging, yoga, swimming, or a bike ride.