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Should you train when you're ill ? - Dr Folu Oluwajana

Should you train when you’re ill....well, it depends. I woke up with a terrible sore throat and blocked nose yesterday morning....but I still headed straight to the gym. The “neck rule” is a good rule of thumb to follow. If all your symptoms are above the neck, its likely you can still workout. For example, a runny or blocked nose, mild cough and sore throat. But if you have symptoms below the neck, such as shortness of breath, a chesty cough, muscle/joint aches, abdominal pain, diarrhoea & vomiting, or a high fever, it might be better to avoid training. This is only a guide and you should listen to what your body tells you. Whether or not you train is...

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