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What’s better for a cold? Sleep or light exercise?



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1 month ago

Provided no fever or chills/aches, I love to walk when I’m sick. I live coastal, so the beach is best – the briny air seems to clear my nasal passages and invigorate me.


2 months ago

Exercise helps break up congestion, and may actually help prevent you from catching colds.

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  1. Jean9933
    October 24, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I walk whenever I feel bad. Headaches, especially.

  2. irenemy
    October 24, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I agree… 10 minutes on my feet outside and I can breathe again.


2 months ago

i’ll answer my own question. Everyone says to just rest and sleep more, but I feel like you have to get the body moving so it can fight the virus better. I’ve always tried to get in two walks a day during a cold/flu even though I don’t really feel like it. I feel more energized after which can only be a good thing I would think.

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  1. Marc
    October 26, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Agreed with the two walks a day. Even if it’s just a few minutes at night.


1 month ago

I agree. I try to maintain some exercise when sick with anything. Nothing hardcore… no gym or anything, but some yoga, a walk always feels good. I tend to get to bed earlier, but I hate sleeping in. I feel it drags out the illness.


2 months ago

I try to do both. Nothing overdone though. I do force myself to get up at my normal time in the morning to try to keep a routine. Oversleeping never helped me with anything.




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