Merry Christmas

Welcome to your Christmas edition of the woMEn TIME Blog. We have been busy getting ready to start the new year with a Bang. We have the latest fitness tips to keep you going over the Christmas period and update from our Santa Fun Run!

We get asked a lot over the winter period should you exercise with a cold?

It’s that time of year when most of us seem to be affected by a cold. So is it okay to exercise if we are feeling unwell?

Mild to moderate physical activity is usually OK if you have a garden-variety cold and no fever. Exercise may even help you feel better by opening your nasal passages and temporarily relieving nasal congestion.

As a general guide for exercise and illness, consider:

  • Exercise is usually OK if your symptoms are all “above the neck.” These signs and symptoms include those you may have with a common cold, such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing or minor sore throat.
  • Consider reducing the intensity and length of your workout. Instead of going for a run, take a walk, for example.
  • Don’t exercise if your signs and symptoms are “below the neck,” such as chest congestion, hacking cough or upset stomach.
  • Don’t exercise if you have a fever, fatigue or widespread muscle aches.

Let your body be your guide. If you have a cold and feel miserable, take a break. Scaling back or taking a few days off from exercise when you’re sick shouldn’t affect your performance. Resume your normal workout routine gradually as you begin to feel better and check with your doctor if you aren’t sure if it’s OK to exercise.

Also please consider others, do you want to pass on your cold to someone else? Gyms and studios can be very busy, so although we may feel we are okay to work out, or just push through it, someone else will not appreciate getting sick!

Santa Fun Run news!

We had 7 ladies enter the Santa Fun Run 2015 and I would personally like to say a Massive Thank you to all of the ladies that joined in. It was an amazing event with a great atmosphere and we raised over £150 for Farleigh Hospice.

Everyone made it round and said they really enjoyed themselves we even made it into the Farleigh Hospice newsletter! So WELL DONE girls and hopefully the same next year! Plus more events over the summer!

Well that all for this blog I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!