Today's question for WTF WEDNESDAY is not where to put a thermometer... but...
Should you train when you are sick??
Everyone is different, and people have varying tolerance levels for discomfort. But we all know that one person who will STILL train even if they have to throw up after each set! And then there's always one person who will take a week off training if they even sneeze!
Thankfully most people are somewhere in between, but the urge to train can be overwhelming, especially if someone has a game or a big event like a wedding coming up.
A good rule of thumb is one simple question: are the symptoms "above the neck" only, like a head cold? Or below the neck, like a stomach bug or chest infection? Or both??
Everyone is different, but if there are "below the neck" symptoms of illness... DON'T TRAIN!! Training challenges the immune system, which can make it stronger, but if the immune system is ALREADY working overtime...give it a break! For other "above the neck" conditions, use the best judgement possible. Will it make it worse? Will it give a needed endorphin boost? Will germs be spread to other people?
Only the individual can decide whether to train or not, but listen to your body and do what is best for it...and if that's taking a rest day with a honey lemon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, do it! 😊👍🏻 If you like Buffy and training in a way that suits your body's needs, drop me a message! 1-2-1 and online training available 😊💪🏼 #wtf #wtfwednesday
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