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To Sweat or Not to Sweat… That is the Question.

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Soooo… if you are anything like the rest of us, you either had, have, or know someone who has been bogged down by this nasty cold // plague that has been circulating. Ick! It’s a real b*tch. I’ve had it twice this year, but I finally seemed to have kicked it and I’m feeling goooood. I am now convinced that I have total immunity to all strains. With that being said, I often wonder if I should keep working out and just sweat out those nasty bugs… or if I should give my bod a break. In general I feel much better when I work out, in ALL aspects of my life. The endorphins seriously get to me. Today I stumbled upon an article that answered my ‘to sweat or not to sweat’ question. Simply stated… ┬áif you are experiencing “above the neck symptoms” such as a sore throat and the sniffles go ahead and get your workout on. However, if you are suffering from “below the neck symptoms” such as body aches, an upset tummy, or chest congestion then you’re better off renting a good flick, stocking up on some rag mags, and resting up. I think the best thing that you can do is to listen to your body. You know yourself better than anyone else. So there you go, now you [[& I]] know.

Sick Day Essentials.

Well, I seem to be kicking of 2013 in the same fashion that I begin most years… sick! I don’t know what it is, but I think once the stress of the holiday season is finally over and I give my body a second to relax it hits me like a ton of bricks. Don’t get me wrong… Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, but whether good or bad, stress is stress and the body does what the body wants. Luckily I have a few days to rest and recoup before I get back to the real world… here are a few of my sick day essentials

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1) Hot lemon+honey water… a must!

2) iPad to stay in touch with the world around you & keep your brain active – crosswords//scrabble//social media

3) A good book!! Currently reading Earnest Holmes’ The Science of Mind and it is really resonating with me!! Great motivation for a positive new year!

4) TV remote… Duh!!

5) Lots & lots of water… gotta stay hydrated

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6) A comfy cozy blanket

7) My favorite cuddle bug… Miss Frida! She takes such good care of me & c’mon… just look at that face!!

8) Fuzzy slippers… gota keep those tootsies warm & toasty

What are your feel better faves??