Working Out When Sick

I workout with a trainer but I've had a bit of bad luck and just keep getting sick. I had a cold which got better but I think I got some post nasal drip because I'm having pretty bad sinus pressure and congestion. Ugh!

I don't want to keep rescheduling my trainer, so I'm going to workout today anyway.

I classify my sickness right now as able to go to work (and be a little miserable) but probably not able to do cardio (I get really light headed when sick).

Do you workout when you're sick if you can?


  • Hornsby
    Hornsby Posts: 10,322 Member
    I've always heard that if the sickness is above your chest, you are okay to work out. Have no idea if it's true or not, and not sure I even follow it. Just throwing it out there.
  • Willbenchforcupcakes
    Willbenchforcupcakes Posts: 4,955 Member
    If I'm sick and contagious I stay home, at least from the gym. I can always catch up later.
  • Katiebear_81
    Katiebear_81 Posts: 719 Member
    I took last week off with sinus/chest issues. I'm not all the way better (pretty sure that trying to run would put into an asthma attack... not something I usually have to deal with), so today I did some lifting and walking instead of my usual cardio day.