Should you give your workouts the cold shoulder during cold season?
You’ve likely heard the “from the neck up” rule. That’s the idea that if you’re experiencing cold symptoms in your neck and your face and head, you should be okay to exercise. But if it’s below the neck – say in your lungs or body aches – then you should skip it.
But exercising and colds have a more complicated than this simple breakdown. And that’s why we connected with celebrity trainer Brent Bishop and registered dietitian Michelle Latinsky about whether you should work out when you’re sick. Read on to find out how your workout sesh can affect your immune system, spots at your gym or fitness studio to avoid, what to eat and how much to drink, how to modify your workout if you’re sick and if you really should work out at all.