Tom's 1 Minute Pro Tips - Should You Work Out When You're Sick?

Posted On Sep 27, 2018 By Tom Holland

Should You Work Out When You're Sick?

One of the most important secrets to success in fitness? Consistency. You don’t have to do super-long or super-hard workouts to see results. Short workouts work. They are effective. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that life always seems to get in the way of your workout routine. Whether it’s work, family, injury, whatever – There always seems to be something that makes being consistent a monumental challenge.

Back to the good news once again: These obstacles don’t have to stop you, or even slow you down. When you realize that shorter workouts are effective and variation is a necessary component of a sustained fitness routine, you learn how to “work around” these inevitable bumps in the road. You do what you can, when you can.

This goes for being sick as well. Does being sick mean your workout routine has to come to a screeching halt? You might be surprised to hear the answer – Watch this quick video to find out!

Video Transcription

Should You Work Out When You're Sick?

Hi, I'm Tom Holland, Bowflex Fitness Adviser.

Should you work out when you're sick?

First and foremost it's always better to rest and recover rather than delay and work out and get sicker, right?

So take a day off, take two days off come back.

Now if you're just feeling a little bit under the weather, of course you can get something in. Do a core workout, do a much easier strength workout or cardio workout. So just go easy, do something, even stretch. So you don't have to go hard, you don't have to go long. If you're feeling a little bit under the weather, do something.

And there you have it. Should you work out when you're sick.

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