Taking a Step Back to Leap Forward

It is that time of the year when a lot of people get sick. The nose starts running, the throat starts hurting and your ganglia get swollen to fight whatever you are going through. You have a plan; you want to cycle to work and you have a workout at lunch. To add to the matter, every time you bounce your head hurts.

Should you pull through and just go through the original plan? The short answer is no. The explanation that goes with it is that your body needs to rest in order to recover from whatever bug it is fighting. Additional stress on your body such as training and going to work will slow down the process of recovery. Not only that, you may even share the germs with someone else, which means that someone else may get ill. The work will still be there when you come back.

During that time off, sleep is good, drink lots of fluids, stay hydrated. If you cannot sleep you may ask yourself what kind of changes, you could do to help you stay healthy. Perhaps you are not sleeping enough on a regular basis? Do you travel a lot? Do you feel fully rested after a night’s sleep?

Those are some questions you may ask yourself and I am sure that there are many more that require your attention. In the meantime, listen to what your body has to say to you.

I am self employed and I take care of many people with their personal fitness goals or health goals. The last thing I would like to do is to get those people infected. It would not be fair to them to do so. Especially where the main goal of the session is to get them healthier and help them improve their quality of movement by focusing on the weakest links.

Getting ill isn’t fun and the way to go out of it quick is to rest and take it easy, which really isn’t that easy when your will power tells you to go. A good way to stay away from it would be to wash your hands on a regular basis and eat quality foods and yes, load up on those fruits and vegetables.

From my end, stay healthy, have fun doing your favourite sport and most of all, take care of your body and it will take care of you.


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