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No, you should not exercise with with temporary illness such as a chest cold, flu, or fever. A runny nose or sore throat shouldn't prevent your exercise routine though. Once you have an infection or illness that effects your cardiovascular or digestive system, you should sit it out and let your body have the time needed to heal itself. People with chronic ...


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Definitely rest. The importance of resting during the last weeks before a marathon is already hugely underrated. You also risk more serious problems for just a couple of days off. Rest! A few very easy miles should be ok (they may even help) but nothing more until you feel you are ok. You still have enough time to catch up (maybe throw in some intense ...


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You have to be careful with running and hydration and having a cold a lack of water can exacerbate your cold. Also, if your body is still fighting the virus you need sufficient amount of rest. So if running is going to make you feel exhausted this is a sign that your body still needs more rest. That being said, if I am on the mend I prefer to do regular ...


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I often hear the advice that if the symptoms are only from the neck up (ie stuffy nose) it's OK, if neck downwards (aches and pains) you shouldn't exercise. I usually sit it out if I feel any way under the weather. When I don't feel my best I just get frustrated and this has further detrimental effect.


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First let's start off with the answer for this specific scenario: Being only 1 month into the program, it is unlikely that you are at a significant enough weight that would warrant a deload. Additionally, with only 1 week of missed workouts, it is unlikely you have had a significant enough deterioration in strength to warrant a deload. Given this, unless ...


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Your doctor is closer to being right (but probably not 100%). The body starts eating muscle when you're out of glycogen. If you're drinking sugary beverages (i.e., not diet) that will delay the onset of chowing down on muscles, at least to some extent. You'll become marginally de-conditioned after five days, but not radically; most of the issues will be ...


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The approach has to be in the following order: Figure out what went wrong. What you experienced is not normal. It could be anything from bad dehydration to a latent neurological or cardiovascular problem. It might even be dietary or simply a really bad flu. You'll be working with your doctor on this. I presume you are writing your question some days ...


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First and foremost consult with your doctor about taking on a fitness regimine - never sacrifice your health. That being said, fitness is an important part of health and can often help speed recovery, if your doctor thinks it is safe to do so. Assuming you are ready and able, the key is to start somewhere and listen to you body. If you can't run 5 miles, ...



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