By Katy Lindenmuth, Women's Health
You know that working out does amazing things for your body, mind, and general well-being. But sometimes you're better off staying home instead of sweating. We asked Holly Perkins, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a New Balance fitness ambassador, for a few specific instances in which it's actually best to steer clear of exercising. Listen up!
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You're On the Verge of Getting Sick "There is a one- to two-day window when people suspect they're sick but often don't listen to the symptoms," says Perkins. If you think you might be coming down with a cold or the flu, take a day or two off from the gym since exercise can tax your immune system. (As an added bonus, you won't be spreading germs.)
You Suspect You're Overtraining This one is a bit tricky because the symptoms of overtraining aren't always clear-cut, says Perkins. But if you work outRead More »from 5 Completely Legitimate Reasons to Skip the Gym