Working out when the world is literally on fire... asking for a friend


I am one of the many unfortunate folks living in the thick of all the wild fires and our air quality is getting out of control. Today I suffered a lot of coughing, dizziness, and finally a migraine. After taking my migraine medication I am feeling a bit better, but this air quality has gotten me totally fatigued and feeling very off. I know other cities have it much worse too, so I am feeling empathetic to all my PNW folks.

So, the big question is: do I push through my upper body work out and possibly feel better from the endorphins, or possibly feel worse from breathing extra hard and taking in more toxins? My lungs say no, but my body and heart say yes! I am torn; if anyone else is contemplating this very same question please feel free to share your thoughts!