60-Second Solution: How to Exercise When You’re Sick

 

Usually, it takes a week or two—but sometimes longer—to get back on track after a bad cold or the flu, says fitness expert David Jack. Mentally prepare for that, and know that you don’t need to make up for lost time by doing extra exercise once you’re feeling better.

“Fitness serves and supports your health, but recreational fitness has to be subservient to your health,” he says.

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