6 Reasons you Shouldn't Work Out Today

Prevention—May 20, 2016

Prevention writer Sharon Liao provides six reasons why someone should not complete a workout, including if he or she is coughing, didn't get enough sleep, has a fever, muscle aches as well as knee or foot pain, and if he or she is fatigued. 

According to Moira M. McCarthy, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, "Sometimes your body may need time to heal or rest." Also, "Persistent pain is a red flag that something's wrong." Dr. McCarthy suggests resting the area until exercise can be done pain-free.

To read more, visit Prevention.com.


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