Your nose is running, your head aches, and your throat feels like it's been rubbed with sandpaper. So should you hit the gym—or your snooze button? The answer depends on your symptoms, your workout, and the steps you'll take to keep from sharing your infection with your workout buddy.
Most experts agree a moderate workout can't hurt, and may even help, a common cold. Use the above-the-neck rule as a guide. If your symptoms are all in your head, such as sniffles and sneezing, go ahead and take a walk or do another easy routine.
If you have any of the following signs, lay off of physical activity until you feel better:Learn more about exercising with a cold ›