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Tis the Season to Take Care of Your Peeps

peepsdatingpeepsphonepeepssnowRemember those bright yellow little marshmallow candy chicks covered with sugar called Peeps?

Well, I’ve been noticing the Peeps company has been expanding their reach in recent years from just Easter to all the major holidays. Now, they have the little white and red sprinkled peeps complete with ecards apologizing for any wrongs you may have committed against any of your own “peeps.” Funny.

I’ve included three of their little cards in this post (and if you find yourself guilty as charged, you can go directly to the Peeps website and send your own note of apology in a sweet, sort of funny form.)

On a more serious (and helpful note), I always get mixed up when someone (I care about) asks me when it’s okay to exercise while they’re sick. So, how happy was I this morning when I read some guidelines on Dr. Mercola’s website.

Here you go…some tried and true principles for knowing when it’s helpful (and healthy) to keep exercising while you or your favorite peep is feeling under the weather.

When is it OK to Exercise While Sick?
If your symptoms are above your neck, it’s usually ok to exercise, albeit at a lower intensity than you’re used to. This includes symptoms such as:

•Runny nose
•Nasal congestion
•Sneezing
•Sore throat
•Headache

When Should You NOT Exercise While Sick?
It’s generally advised that you avoid exercise if you have symptoms that are “below your neck,” such as:

•Fever
•Coughing or chest congestion
•Fatigue
•Widespread body and muscle aches
•Vomiting, upset stomach and/or stomach cramps

Here’s to keeping all your peeps (and mine) happy and healthy through this holiday season. 🙂

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