It’s been said so often: listen to your body to stay healthy and fit. But while we all know this, it seems so much easier to just pop a pill and get back to whatever we were doing. However new research suggests that this may not be such a wise idea after all, since it is evolution’s way to tell you to stay put, thus limiting the chance of further spreading the infection. So perhaps next time you get bugged down by an infection, don’t feel guilty for jumping back in bed and skipping work.

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