With the end of summer and the fall of autumn, the days are shorter and the temperature is lower. These weather changes are often associated with human illness. Coldness, flu or fever are often symptoms that you experience around these times. Is it wise to train as an athlete if you are sick and have a cold, a flu or a fever? Is it ok to exercise when sick?
Exercise when you have a cold
A cold is a common phenomenon and is caused by a cold virus. Often you notice that you are cold by a runny nose, sore throat, mucous membranes, sore throat, ears and cough pain. This is often associated with overall fatigue and sometimes there is also a slight increase in temperature. Coldness is caused by a virus. Often it enters the nose and is taken to the nasal cavity. This is also why the first symptoms and complaints, such as pain or a sore feeling, occur in the nasal cavity. Next, the infection goes to the nose and other complaints such as nasal congestion and sneakiness also occur. There are people who also suffer from anxiety when they are cold.
Train with flu
Flu is also caused by a virus, but not by a cold virus but by the influenza virus. The symptoms of flu are often more severe than with a cold, with high fever, coughing and overall misery being the first symptoms. In addition to these phenomena, people with flu often also suffer from headache and muscle aches in different limbs. Flu occurs mainly during the winter months. The spread of flu occurs through the air or through the hands of people who carry the virus. There is a flu epidemic if the number of fluctuations in a particular area over a certain period is much higher than usual.
Train if you are sick
When you want to train when you are ill you must realize that your immune system is internally in conflict with the viruses in the body. Your body is therefore weakened because all energy is used to recover. The advice when you are sick is therefore to take rest and not train. Often, when you start training, you notice that your body has more trouble than usual with the regular routine.
When we want to advise whether it is wise to go to exercise or not, it is first important to determine whether we are dealing with an infection with common symptoms such as fever and muscle aches or an infection that leads to complaints above the neck Such as headache, pain in the throat and a runny nose.
Often a cold is seen as a flu, but there are two completely different diseases. Both are caused by a virus and cause similar complaints as headache and sore throat but they are 2 completely different diseases, which are also caused by different viruses.
If there is a flu epidemic, you are likely to get infected quickly because the virus can spread very quickly. This is because the virus is in the salivary drops. When someone sneezes or coughs, they spread through the air or through physical contact such as through the hands.
Still, Exercise with flu and cold
When you go to exercise with cold and exercise with flu, that can be very dangerous. After all, your immune system often does not work optimally and is weakened and the energy your body uses is used to restore and fight internally.
Training with a virus infection is still dangerous because the virus infection can move and get into the heart muscle that can cause myocarditis. Therefore take enough rest and give your body the time to recover. Often the rule is that how long you have been sick you need a double number of days to recover to be able to exercise again.
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