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sick

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
July 29, 2015

When to gym after being sick

So, you’ve finally overcome the symptoms of the illness that’s kept you from hitting the gym – time for a massive session, right? Whoa! Hold on – it depends on what you’ve had! A cold? The flu? Each illness has a recovery timeframe and going back too soon could cause you more harm. (more…)
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Infections
December 29, 2014

Tips on how to treat a fever

Not sure what to do when you have a fever? Treating certain illnesses, infections, rashes, aches and pains can be easy and doesn’t always require that you go to the doctor or hospital. Just make sure you’re well equipped with the basics. Take a look at how to identify a fever and what you should do. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
June 12, 2014

Is it safe to exercise when you’re sick?

Earlier this week the debate about exercising (and in this case participating in an event) when you’re sick, came under the spotlight again after Louis Du Preez, a “healthy” 39 year old man collapsed in the final stage of the Comrades Marathon, and later died in hospital. It turns out that Du Preez may have had a viral infection which led to organ failure. So does that mean it’s not safe to exercise when you’re sick - our resident Doctor weighs in. (more…)
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