(Life by DailyBurn) — Even if you’re psyched to work out, let’s be honest, sometimes your body is just not having it. We’re all for pushing yourself when it’s laziness that’s holding you back, but there are times when heading to spin class or the weight room can do your body more harm than good.
“Health comes before fitness, and even though we can’t control when we get sick, we can do our part in helping our body recover from illnesses,” says certified personal trainer Idalis Velazquez, owner of IV Fitness in Florida. And while rest is a staple of many feel-good regimens, in other cases, sweating it out can actually help your health, she says.
Whether you’ve got the sniffles or the full-on flu, here’s what you need to know about when you should hit the gym — or if you’re better off crawling under the covers.