Should I Work Out  While I'm Sick?

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If an earache is one of your cold symptoms, you may be OK to exercise.

Stuffy nose

A congested nose makes it more challenging, but not impossible, to keep your breath when exercising.

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Sore throat

Even though sore throats are uncomfortable, you can usually still exercise to some extent.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, the majority of colds don't result in a fever.

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A wet cough is when you cough up mucus.

Wet cough

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In general, when you have cold symptoms that occur below the neck.

Stomach symptoms

it’s best to skip the exercise until you feel better.