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February 28, 2011 / mybodynbalance

Am I too sick…OR NOT??

Experts like to cite a rule of thumb known as the “neck rule.”
If your symptoms are all located above your neck (stuffy nose, scratchy throat, headache), you almost certainly have a head cold and can hit the road or treadmill safely. If, on the other hand, you have a fever, congestion in your chest and lungs, or feel achy, it is probably a sign of flu, bronchitis, or another more serious ailment, and you should rest up.
*Exercising with a fever will make you more vulnerable to dehydration, among other ill effects…along with possibibly making ME sick as well 😦

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