I’m Sick!

Cough Cough snivel snivel…i feel awful, my head is banging, my throat is sore…..BUT I must work out! I have to keep going!

Sound familiar??

We hear this A LOT people get so excited about their new routines, and they are making such good progress and then BAM they are hit by a bug, a sickness, a virus and it leaves you feeling pants.

You worry that if you stop you will lose all your results and that you will end up back at square one, so you carry on, stiff upper lip. It’s like crawling through mud, but i have to get there must keep battling.

I have news for you…….STOP!!!!! Working out when you are unwell is completely counterproductive! 

When we exercise we stress our bodies, we cause damage to them. When we rest we repair, our bodies repair the damage and grow stronger, and fitter. Your body can do this with ease…..when something else is not going on.

When you are ill, be it a sick bug, sniffles, flu, cold, virus, whatever it is your body is working on fixing that!!! It is working hard inside to repair your – to kick the butt of whatever bug it is you have.

Imagine you have been at work and your boss asks you to photocopy a document, easy hey. No problems that can be done in 5 minutes BUT what happens if the phone rings, then emails come in, then a colleague needs your help, then a complaint comes in, and then more phone calls, and more email and aaarrrggghhhhh!!! STOP!

You come to a grinding halt! Why because you have a system over load. You cannot get the photocopying done, because you have had a million and one other things dumped on you.

This is what happens to your body when you become ill. Your body is trying to repair and fight the virus or illness that you have. By giving it something else to do like repair from exercise is counterproductive.

Take heed if you ignore this advice and continue to workout, it will take double even triple the time to recover from your illness.

I hear what you are saying “But i have been doing so well! I don’t want to undo what I have done”.

Rest is important when you are unwell. Nothing SHOULD happen If you only stick to eating clean, eating healthy and not indulging on “treats” and “comfort food” when you are unwell. This is when damage can occur.

Top Tips for a speedy recovery?

  1. REST
  2. REST
  3. REST
  4. Eat Well – fill your body with good nutrient to kick that bugs ass!
  5. REST

Laura Ash

Rock Solid Coach

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