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A simple head cold without fever or aching muscles should not prevent you from exercising as normal. However, if you have a heavy cold, especially one accompanied by a fever, you should avoid exercising or taking part in sports. In rare instances the viral infection can spread to the heart muscle and you can develop inflammation of the heart muscle, also known as myocarditis. Putting strain on the heart can cause a disturbance in the heart’s rhythm.
If you feel out of breath, tired and weak and have chest pains, you should call the medical advice line 1177 or contact your local healthcare centre (vårdcentral). This is especially important if you are young and do not have a history of heart problems.