You have a fever
If you’re running a fever, stay home. A fever means your body is fending off an illness, and putting your body under stress from a workout will only make it harder to kick. Not to mention, with a fever, your core body temperature is already high and working out will increase it. Here are 5 ways to not be the annoying sick person at the gym.
You just completed a major event
If you recently completed a race or fitness competition, give your body time to recover. Active rest and light exercise are all great ways to stay mobile without overdoing it. Try light jogging, yoga, hiking, walking, biking, rollerblading, or any other low-impact, gentle exercise.