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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Body Building Programs for Beginners

By Ricardo d Argence

Are you generally beginning to gain a reputation as a muscular guy that people aspire to look like? Have you packed on at least a good 15-25 pounds of clean, muscular body weight since you began your muscle building program? Have you added at least a couple of inches or more to all of your major muscle groups?

If the answer is not "yes" to all of the previous questions, then you really don't need to be concerned about the insignificant details of your body.

If you're still in "youth" bodybuilding stage and the muscle mass, does not grow despite your efforts, then take these kinds of queries and take it out of your mind until you do.

Why is this? It is for the reason that diverting your attention onto such small and insignificant issues will only serve to distract you from the most essential and immediate job at hand. And what is the most vital and urgent job necessary at this time? Let's develop as much muscle and strength for your body that can feasibly be accomplished!

Although it might be difficult, it is important for you to look past comparisons between your biceps and your triceps and whether your front looks as bold as your back. While additional issues may arise, there is no point in concerning yourself with them until you have sufficiently and significantly thickened up your whole body.

There is not need to obsess over details if you're still a beginner and have been consistent in your training for less than a year. Alternatively, focus on the basic apparent issues at hand. In order to be successful in weight training, you must give yourself a realistic schedule and be consistent.

Write down every single workout that you perform and place every ounce of energy you can muster on adding as much weight to the bar on a consistent basis as you possibly can. Grind out all of the biggest, most difficult compound exercises and blast through those discomfort zones with passion and intensity.

Go to your kitchen and eat as many as six well balanced meals full of muscle building foods each day for a year.

To stay and feel healthy be sure to drink water, rest and take nutrition supplements. Expressed In Different Ways: PAY YOUR DUES FIRST!

If you're in this for the long haul (and you should be, as there are no temporary fixes to be had here), then get yourself on to the most efficient path possible. And the most efficient path possible is the one that focuses on the fundamentals first and the details later.

You should bring this kind of mentality to your bodybuilding program. Developing your body is a progressive, step-by-step process: you shouldn't try to fine-tune your physique without first developing adequate foundational muscle, just as you wouldn't try to perform a guitar solo without first knowing the basic chords.

Developing a well muscled body isn't brain surgery, but it does require a disciplined and determined mindset. And not until you've put in the work and effort, because impressive and muscular bodies have to be earned. Stop spreading out your focus onto every single minute issue that pops up. Continue your training in the gym!

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