- Mar 8, 2016
You can never go wrong with some fresh air. The exertion always clears any congestion you have in your airways. That's a huge benefit to riding when sick.I think it helps to speed recovery from colds as long as you don't overdo it - the movement, fresh air, and exertion seem to help.
I have noticed that when I'm under the weather, if I can be persuaded to go outside and breathe some fresh air, it does often help me to feel better. I don't always have the energy to actually ride while sick, but just getting outside can definitely improve my mood, and attitude is half the battle when combating illness. If I'm not in the mood to ride, I'll just go for a walk with my hubby for a while and if that improves how I feel, I will then re-think the biking situation.
No, never. It's better to fully recover than going against your will. It's very probable that when you finish the ride, you'll be way worse. So in my case, i just prefer to wait, even if it's boring.
Exactly! I'm usually not so sick that a little fresh air won't help at least a little bit. Of course, this past winter I had a touch of stomach flu and it felt like the world could end soon. I didn't do ANYTHING my first day but lie in bed and read a book. By the second day, however, I was up more and ready to do a little bit. I didn't ride but at least I was more-or-less moving.I've also found that in the past when I've not been well, sitting around indoors or in bed just as a tendency to make me feel worse aswell, and that's why I said that I think a lot depends on what's actually wrong with you.
If you can get on a bike and go for a ride without it hurting too much, then go for it, but otherwise just being up and out can make a difference. Saves you from being stuck indoors feeling sorry for yourself at least.
I have had a cold for a couple of days and feel achey and weak but I want to go for a ride but my wife says no.