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Is it wise to exercise when you have a cold?

Your nose is running, you have a sore throat or you are coughing your lungs out. Is it wise to exercise if you have a cold?

Colds and sports:complaints above your neck

Do you have complaints above your neck, such as a sore throat, a stuffy nose, earache and no fever? Then you can safely start exercising. It is wise to take it easy.

Read also: Does cold make you cold?

Complaints under your neck

Do you have complaints under your neck? In case of complaints such as cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain in your arms/legs and fever, it is better not to exercise until you no longer have a fever for 24 hours. Your body can then use its strength better to recover than to exercise.