Posts Tagged ‘gym’

When I was at the gym a few days ago, I couldn’t help but notice that the girl on the elliptical in front of me had a pretty bad cold.

Witnessing her hacking cough during her leg and arm pumping movements on the machine, I found myself asking the question, “How sick is too sick to work out?”

According to the Mayo Clinic, gym-goers should let their bodies be the guide. As a general rule, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Edward R. Laskowski, M.D., suggests that if your symptoms are “above the neck,” then you should be okay to sweat a little. However, if your symptoms are “below the neck,” you should probably take a break from the gym.

So, what constitutes as “above the neck” and “below the neck?”

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You’re feeling worthless, stupid, maybe even a little embarrassed. No one enjoys being broken up with. You don’t just wake up one day and think “wow, I would just adore to have my heart broken this afternoon.” Certain places become emotional landmines. Certain television shows, certain movies, certain people, become “off-limits.”

You’re angry and hostile and no one really wants to be around  you right now, aside from your friends–who sort of have to be. But let’s face it, your friends can only do so much. They can sit there and tell you that you deserve better, blah blah blah… but you’ve heard that from so many people already that if you hear it one more time, you might hit someone. You want to get back at your ex for making you feel so shitty. So what do you do?

The best form of revenge you can get on your ex, believe it or not, isn’t punching them in the face, or finding someone else, or even going psycho and hiring a hit person. So chill out, crazy. I know it feels like the end of the world, but consider the breakup as a favor. Also, don’t post pictures of yourself on Facebook whoring it out. Not only is it obvious that you’re doing it for attention, but you look stupid and desperate. Be classy.

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