When Your Body Is Your Job, How Do You Call In Sick?

As fall rolls into winter, a performer’s biggest fear becomes cold and flu season. Being in close such quarters with so many other people on a day to day basis means someone is bound to get sick, and it's my turn. So rather than desperately trying everything in the book and hoping something will work, I spent today digging into the scientific research behind cold and flu prevention advice.

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Redefining Exhaustion

So I lied. I wasn’t sore last week. I was just mildly fatigued. Because if that was sore, this week is pummeled. Like, the biggest kid on the playground beat me up at lunch, kind of pummeled. Last week was tame with only 3 days of training, compared to my first full 5 back-to-back days of training.

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