Saturday, December 27, 2008

Don't take off from exercise for a head cold

That's the surprising conclusion from a story in today's New York Times for all you exercise enthusiasts out there like me.

In fact, two studies when colds were at the worst for subjects intentionally infected with the rhino virus versus those who were not showed both groups exercised at the same capacity. And the symptoms of the colds did not worsen in those infected.

Wow. And that's good news. I hate to take a day off from exercise. But if you have a fever and muscle aches, you might want to take the day off.

Here is the fascinating story:

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