Ditto what rubbytummy just said. I'm just getting over a cold right now. I normally run 3 miles M-W-F, but did nothing the first few days, then walked 30 minutes, then ran 1.5 miles. I was a week into it before I ran 3 miles again. I could tell a difference, but I have no idea how much of that was a little deconditioning, and how much was residual cold symptoms. But I think by the end of this week I'll probably be back to normal. I think walking is the perfect compromise, being doable and keeping you moving, but not too much. Even a light stroll, if that's all you're up for, helps keep the habit in place. Sometimes losing the habit of exercise for a week is worse than losing the exercise itself.
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