Saturday, January 5

Sweat it out

Earlier this week, I felt a cold coming on. So I went running. I thought I'd sweat it out.
Apparently the opposite happened. During the run, my right calf got real tight. I thought it would loosen up if I kept running.
Wrong again.
The next day I was so sore, I walked with a little bit of a limp. Sigh.
At least I had the flexibility to rest. Now it seems that this cold is almost gone.
But the sweat it out approach didn't work this time. I think it's worked in the past.
Has it ever worked for you?


Blogger Jim Evans said...

There are many myths, pseudo home remedies, and useless medicines for preventing, curing, or shortening the common cold.
Research proves only two things:
1. Nothing works (don’t waste your time or money).
2. A compromised immune system makes you more susceptible (Get plenty of rest).

If you come in contact with a virus for which your body has no anti-bodies - you get sick. If it is a common cold then three to seven days later you start to get well.

If you encounter a virus for which you have developed partial immunity it may not make you as sick or last as long.

January 07, 2008 2:05 PM  
Blogger R said...

Usually when I'm sick and go exert myself, it has a lot more to do with being tired of being cooped up. It usually lands me right back in bed.

If it's not too bad of a cold, just congestion or sneezing, then the endorphins from working out maybe balance out the crappy feeling. But don't push too hard, or you'll get sicker.

January 08, 2008 2:59 PM  

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