Friday, January 14, 2011

To Train or Not to Train During Flu Season

Hello, Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this excellent Friday.  We are well into the first month of the New Year already!  I hope everyone is back to their regular routines, following the holidays and the recent snowstorms around the country.

Here in New Jersey, flu season seems to be well underway.  I am often asked whether one should train or not train when they aren't feeling right.   While it is important to listen to your body and get plenty of rest, I also recommend that you push yourself a little to get back to working out once you are beginning to feel better.   As long as you don't have a fever and you are not coughing or sneezing, you may consider training.  Ease back into your routine and quit when your body tells you do.  By doing a light workout - even if it's just a walk around the block or  push-ups in the bedroom -  you will increase your immunity and rest better afterwards.  In addition, you will feel physically and mentally stronger.

Hopefully, you will remain healthy throughout the season and not need this advice!  Regular training enhances your immunity and your confidence.  It will help you ward off any bugs that may be going around.  Keep up the good work!

If you would like further assistance with your life and fitness goals, please contact me at 732-842-3515 or coachjenna@formulaforexcellence.com.   I am here to support you.

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