“What’s the best workout I can do,” she asked, “that will do the least damage? Weights? Stationary bike? Swimming?”
There’s no right or wrong answer, mostly because were so many other factors to consider, such as:
Does she regularly work out? (Answer: Yes.)
How long it had been since she last worked out? Three weeks?
Are there any other physical factors to consider: Yes. (She has an ailment that rears up under stress and significant fatigue.)
Given those factors I recommended a light cardio workout. “Just break a sweat,” I said. “Just enough so your body knows you haven’t forgotten about it.”
For me, some of my best workouts come on days when I least feel like working out.
Maybe I’m recovering from a cold.
Maybe I’m just sore.
Maybe….I just don’t feel like working out.
There are myriad recommendations out there for just such situations.
Mainly, listen to your body. If you’re truly out of commission, take the take off.
But if u possess even a modicum of energy, take your best shot. Perhaps you don’t do your normal regiment. But whatever you do will feel like a bonus.