Originally Posted by paxy
is it ok to exercise with flu/cold? what is the difference b/w flu and cold? how come my immune system is so lousy? is it because i nv allow myself to fully recover b4 i exercise again? or is it i work too hard?
It would be hard to guesstimate all this without knowing what exactly it is that you do while you're in the gym. If you're lifting with maximal effort (i.e. strength specific training) frequently, most of the calories you consume will be facilitating tissue repair and normal bodily functions, as opposed to fighting the virus (which, depending on your activity level, could require some amount of extra calorie intake). This could explain continual illness. However, if you just go in for cardio or light lifting, this is not likely the case.
So in essence, what are you doing in the gym? Are you sufficiently hydrated? Are you eating well and eating adequate calories? What are you eating? Are you sleeping adequately? Do you take any supplements? That would help us be able to make a better guess.