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.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Health and Fitness Using Workout Benches

By Sally Jones

Do you feel that it is important to stay healthy and fit but you are tired of going to the gym day after day? If so, it may be time to start using workout benches at home. Going to the gym can really get old, especially if you have a busy life. You spend time going to the gym, time driving home from the gym, and the membership is fairly costly as well. Well why not start working out at home so you can stay fit and healthy without all the cost and without wasting so much time.

Simply purchasing workout benches to use at home can allow you to stop wasting time and money on the gym. Clear out a room or a place in a room and make it into your own home gym. Just make sure that you are going to be committed to actually keeping up with your workouts when you do this.

You have two options when you go to purchase workout benches. First of all, you can decide to purchase brand new benches to use at home, or the other option is to go with some used equipment. Both options have pros and cons. With new benches you know what you are getting and you can send it back if there is a problem.

Of course when you go the used route, you can definitely get a better deal, but you don't always know what problems can crop up quickly.

Once you have your workout benches, make sure that you use them on a regular basis. It's easy to get busy and stop working out when you start working out at home. Make sure that you plan your workout into your day. Ensure that you mix things up as well. Don't always do the same routines or you will end up getting bored. Come up with different routines that you can do so that you stay interested and keep yourself fit and feeling healthy.

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