Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Exercise, A Way To A Healthy Diet

By Dennis Miller

Exercise is always associated with good healthy diet. It is by far one of the most important factors for one to have an effective and healthy diet.

To be victorious with exercise"especially if it's not normally part of your routine, is to look for ways to integrate it into your daily lifestyle, instead of just getting exercise whenever you have a free time. Integration is the key. Look for any chance to get more exercise like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away from your office and walk, as long as you're actively moving around, you'll be burning off more calories than if you were sitting. A helpful tip is to schedule your exercise as you would other activities during the day"put it in your calendar, work it into your routine as a planned activity"or it will get pushed aside.

As has been said, one of the most helpful and healthy diet tips is through exercising. Why does exercise always get linked with diet? Primarily because it helps you reach your goals of losing fat and looking great in a healthy way. But first let us define the meaning of exercise. Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for many different reasons.

These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

It also improves mental health and helps prevent depression. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern and physical exercise may help decrease the effects of childhood obesity in developed countries (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia). Regular exercise helps to improve how well your heart and lungs work, maintain a healthy weight or help you lose weight, improve balance, muscle tone and joint flexibility, relieve stress and tension and improve your mood, and reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Indeed, the benefits of exercising are awesome! It is in fact the best diet advice one could ever have and could ever give.

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