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How long should I wait after the flu before resuming exercise?

On call Q. I have just recovered from the flu. How soon can I resume exercise again and can I go straight back to my previous routine? A. The recommendations about when to return to exercise after respiratory infections, such as the flu, colds, or bronchitis, are vague. One major reason is that each personís response to illness is so variable. But here is my general advice. …

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