Under the Weather, Feel Better Workout
Working out with a cold?
Seasonal cheer is not the only thing that is catching this time of year… That’s right! It’s cold season! Even if you leave the house armed with enough hand sanitizer to sterilize a public restroom, sometimes colds happen. Flash forward to me, surrounded by enough tissues to stuff a DDD cup.
I know that sometimes our bodies need to rest and recuperate, but how do you know when it is the right time to get back to your workout routine?*
My general rule of thumb is, do what your body allows (without pushing too hard). What does this mean? If you have a fever/breathing problems/a chest cold and the idea of lifting a cup of tea to your mouth is exhausting, then the only marathon you should be doing is a Netflix marathon.
On the other hand, if you have a head cold (runny, sneezy, etc), some low intensity moves could help stretch and get some blood and oxygen flowing through the body.
On your next commercial break or in between episodes of your favorite program, try these four moves that combine flexibility and strength. If you feel like you have the energy, add a few reps to each strength move (push ups, glute bridges, pulse squats). If you feel more tired, spend extra time in the stretching positions.
Perform each exercise for 1-2 minutes, holding stretches as long as necessary. Repeat circuit 2x.
Stay healthy! Hydrate! Move!
Under the Weather, Feel Better Workout.For added challenge, add 5 reps
Glute Bridge with Clapper Stretch
Down Dog to T Stabilizer Push Up with Locust
Deep Squat with T Spine Stretch to Pulse Squat
Bear Crawl Shoulder Tap to Child’s Post
*Legal disclaimer. I am not a doctor. Doing this workout is not a substitute for actual medical advice!