Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet
I've always heard that if the cold is above the neck you can workout, below the neck you should rest.
that what I was taught also. seems to work.
that aside, general achy kinda flu kinda thing, even with a little congestion, I get out for the fresh air and to keep the circulation goin.
but generally its walkin, just for the reason to not fall off anything. Although, a nice jog in the winter, on xc skinnies, was always a great way to help break a fever. Think the mental refreshment was as important as anything. There's a rhythm to a nice diagonal stride, involving the whole body. Turning the cranks just doesn't do quite the same thing.
I really miss the skinnies
if its fever and focused in the lungs (like bronchitis), then its best to do all you can to get over it and keep the exertion to a min. chicken soup! (miso or lentil for the veggies, actually just about any soup is Da Kine)
because your circulatory system doesn't have direct access to infection points in the lungs, as it does to other organs/tissues of the body, combating infection by the immune system is that much more difficult.
here's to your quick recovery! (cuppa chai...)
Boy, things do take longer to heal these days. seems like what took 7 days when in the 20s now takes 21 days... I just can;t imagine what an illness would be like if I didn't have all the health benees of cycling and the other activities I/we do.
ridin is not just enjoyment, its a survival imperative!