During my doctors visit I was told that I had to take it easy. My heart rate was higher than normal. So when I started my routine I made sure I was monitoring my heart.
While completing my workout I took precautions to make sure I wasn't going to do more harm than good.
(1) Stay hydrated and drink electrolytes. Dehydration is a problem when you're sick. Add in the extra sweat and it can accelerate the problem.
|Keep your drink handy so you don't have to stop to rehydrate.|
|Nuun is a good way to get electrolytes without the unnecessary sugar.|
(2) Make sure you have something to eat before hand. I do not eat much when I'm sick because my stomach doesn't cooperate. But if I do any kind of physical activity I know it's important to consume something before hand. It helps from getting dizzy and passing out.
|TryChips are great source of fuel they are all natural and very easy on the digestive system.|
(3) Listen to your body. When I started my cardio workout I knew it was too much, so I decided to change my routine and do some easy strength training.
|Utilize the space in your house. The long hallway in mine is great for lunges.|
(4) Stay away from forms of exercises where you move quickly between different height levels (for example Burpees). I love a good Burpee but when you have sinus pressure the quick movement down and up can cause dizziness. Instead, do exercises that are centered on one level (like one legged plank).
|Keep it easy.|
(5) Don't workout in public. If you are contagious stay home or do your workout where you won't have to worry about interacting with other people. Don't pass your cold. It's not polite.
|Don't spread your germs!|