4 Best Workouts For When You’re Sick

woman blowing noseStuffy nose, sore throat, fatigue…yup you must be getting sick.

I know what you must be thinking, “Ugh how am I supposed to get to the gym now?” But even if you’ve just got the common “above the neck” symptoms, you could still fit your normal workout in without worry. Just remember to turn it down a notch or two to make your workout a little less intense.

If you don’t feel like trekking to the gym, you could always try one of these mild, discomfort relieving workouts for an active rest day:

1. Stretch it out

Giving your body a little stretch for 10 minutes or so can do it a world of good. It can help you relax, breathe, and end up making you feel a lot better. It’s a great alternative to your regular workout.

2. Relieve sinus pressure

Yoga is a great way to open up your chest and unclog sinuses. The breathing required during yoga will benefit your body helping you get better faster.

3. Just dance

A quick cardio routine could be just what your body needs. Try busting out your best dance moves for a fun but dialed down workout. You should use one of our many radio station playlists to dance to!

4. Take a walk

When you’re sick, if you choose to workout it is best to do it at half your normal intensity and gradually increase till you start feeling better. Walking is great choice. Walk outside or on the treadmill then continue on to a light jog.

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Catherine Mendez

Catherine Mendez is the Editorial Assistant at Lucille Roberts. With a B.A. in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, writing is her calling. A born New York City gal, Catherine is a social media lover and runner (when it’s warm out). A magazine hoarder, hopeFUL romantic, and avid list maker, she is looking to polish up her yoga skills. Catherine never parts with her iPhone so follow her: @cathjmendez

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