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Stretching while sick?

Asked by gailcalled (54575points) November 23rd, 2007

I do floor stretches for lower back aches daily. Now I have a really bad cold where every part of me aches. Should I skip the stretches until I feel a bit better? All I want to do is get under a quilt and drink tea and think about nothing.

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hearkat's avatar

I have a cold AND my back went into spasms yesterday, so I am stretching! Just do ones you can do in bed, and do them for relaxation, rather than pushing the strech for flexibility. Laying in the bed can contribute to your backaches.

breedmitch's avatar

Gail, sorry you’re under the weather. Besides the stretching (which is good anytime), I would overwhelmingly reccomend an over the counter, homeopathic remedy caled Occilococcinum. You can find it in most health food stores and drugstores. It’s the #1 OTC remedy in France. Take it when you start to feel the “aches” and it will burn the flu out of your system in a day. Feel better!! Harold.

gailcalled's avatar

Thanks, Harold, but the advice is too late this time. I’m not going anywhere for a few days – it’s frigid here (prob. slightly nastier than in Brooklyn) and I have called in my chips w.friends who are bringing me meals on wheels and picking up the mail at the little post office. I’ll check out Occilococcinum when next I am out to pick up my Red Yeast Rice (a natural statin.) Hope you’re well. Maude

silexicon's avatar

I highly recommend Occilococcinum as well. Works every time.

Umcka ColdCare is pretty good too.

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