Colds, flu, and Co-vid

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If a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner catches a cold, flu, or COVID-19, it is recommended that they take a break from training until they are fully recovered. This allows for a faster recovery and shows respect for one’s training partners and the wider BJJ community.

For colds, it’s generally recommended that BJJ practitioners take a break for at least one week after the symptoms have cleared up. However, individuals can remain contagious for up to two weeks or longer. Therefore, it’s essential to wait until the symptoms have fully cleared up and to follow the guidelines of local health authorities and medical professionals before returning to training.

For flu, it is recommended that a BJJ practitioner takes a break for at least one week after the symptoms have cleared up. The duration can vary, but generally speaking, the flu can be contagious for up to five to seven days after symptoms start, and individuals may continue to shed the virus for up to ten days. Therefore, it’s essential to wait until the symptoms have fully cleared up and to follow the guidelines of local health authorities and medical professionals before returning to training.

For COVID-19, it is recommended that a BJJ practitioner follows the guidelines provided by their healthcare provider or public health authority. In general, it is recommended that individuals with COVID-19 take a break from physical activity for at least ten days after the onset or until they have tested negative for the virus. It’s important to note that COVID-19 can have long-lasting effects on one’s health, so it’s crucial to prioritize one’s health and not rush back into training too soon.

In conclusion, taking a break from training when one is unwell or experiencing symptoms of illness is essential for one’s recovery and the health and safety of one’s training partners and the wider BJJ community. A good rule of thumb is to wait at least ten days after the outset of symptoms before returning to training to prioritize one’s health above all else.

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