This is the most asked question in the internet timeline. Should we work out during illness or not?
To avoid diseases like cold, flu or fever, an average person should workout at least 30 minutes daily. But do you attempt it during illness too?
Some medical professors claimed that daily exercises strengthen the immune system. Some studies have also proved this theory.
But when you do catch a disease story changes “Exercise is great for prevention, but it can be lousy for therapy,” Nieman says.
Well according to Research from Ball State University it has been noticed that if a body is suffering from the diseases like cold, nasal congestion, sore throat then working out will not be a problem until it’s done at an intense level.
However, if the problem arises where lower neck body parts hurt like flu, fever then exercising out may not be a good idea.
Well human mind has started made up their own methodology and lot of population thinks that if “I have a fever then I should sweat it out” but it’s actually the worst idea ever and should be avoided at all costs.
“Back in 1940’s a case came up where some athletes were found to be severely ill because they were playing football while suffering from polio,” Nieman says.
It cleared the theory of many medical researchers, and this observation stood up to the fact how viruses fought against infections in our body.
Other experts repeat his warnings. “Never exercise with flu or fever,” says Mariane Fahlman, a professor of health education at Wayne State University.
The answer lies in the fact that what happens when the body suffers from flu and how exercise makes it worst.
The theory is simple when our body temperature goes high disease-fighting cells get activated and fought against virus and exercises makes immune system task more difficult.
There may be much more severe consequences.
Same things happen in case of broken arm or muscle spasm or excessive strain. Here we should take a rest instead of emphasising the pride and overthink over the fact of not giving up!