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I missed nearly all of last week (only got in 2 days of running/weights) because both DDs were sick and the youngest would NOT let me leave her (or take her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> for a jog. And now shes fine - but I'M sick. All sorts of junk in my head, my ears are plugged up, I can feel it rattling around in my chest. I feel like crud! BUT I also WANT to work out! I miss it when I can't get to it! And I know this thing I have will last forever - it took DH nearly 2 weeks before he felt good again. Both DDs were sick for about 2-10 days too. I cant go that long without exer.!<br><br>
So - do you still work out when you're sick??
 

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hmmm... it depends for me....<br><br>
I usually don't if I have fever/chills, major chest congestion, etc... but sometimes getting out and moving around loosens everything up if the cold or whatever is just symptomatic above the neck. mostly I do work out if I feel good and want to...<br><br>
Hope you and your fam feel better soon!
 

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If I have a fever and/or am achy, I don't work out. But, if it's a cold or confined to my head, I try to get out and do something. On those days, I move much slower than typical, but still feel much better after doing it.
 

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I usually do unless I'm feeling really crappy with a fever. I've found if I just hang around the house, I feel sicker. I think I play into my sickness. If I am out and have to do something, I actually feel better.
 

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I like the "neck" rule - makes sense to me. I figured I would take today off - after making a few trips up and down the stairs (ugh - laundry) I was out of breath and coughing. Couldn't imagine what I would feel like if I tried to do a couple of miles! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">:
 

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As long as I'm not bed-ridden, I try to do something. I usually do a lighter workout than I normally would-stationary bike, walk, something easier. It helps so much!
 
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