If you've experienced these symptoms, it's best to wait two to four weeks before resuming intensive training.3
Listen to Your Body
If you feel run down and need the rest, take it. A few skipped days won't drastically decrease performance.4 However, if you do go to the gym, keep these things in mind:
- A workout while sick should generally be lower intensity and shorter in duration than normal1
- If you choose to exercise, now is not the time to run a new personal record or lift heavier
- Once you start to feel better, gradually bump up exercise intensity
If you have any remaining questions, please contact your health care provider.