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 23, 2009

The Road Map To Successful Bodybuilding Routines

By Emmanuel Palmer

Let's see a count of hands-who wants a physique comparable to Greek and Hollywood gods? We all know that a standard of men's ultimate masculinity is the muscles he has on. It's not the only measure of manhood, but hey, it is the most obvious one. If you prefer to attract people by being skinny that's fine; however, if you want to build muscle fast, read on and you'll get what you're looking for.

Great bodybuilding routines rest on three important legs: a high intensity level workout, a right diet and a good rest. A lot of people don't know what a huge impact diet and rest can do, but any experienced trainer can attest to the success of their training because of the equal focus they give on all three qualities.

Let's begin with the workout regimen. All workout sessions must always start and end with proper warm-up and stretching. This will prepare your body for the upcoming physical stress it is about to experience for the next hour. Initially, you will use lower weights but as you gain momentum in the next few sessions, aim to raise the weight load you are using. Change up the exercises every few weeks so your progress will keep pushing itself to grow in strength and size.

Go to the gym two to four times a week only. An average of one and a half hours is the maximum workout session you will need, provided you divide your training properly. These split workouts give you the opportunity to make most out of your training by targeting each muscle group with more intensity. An example of such a workout is to train your back and arms on Monday, your chest and abs on Wednesday and your legs on Saturday. If you are building muscle mass, keep cardiovascular workout to a minimum.

Because you are only training around three times a week, use the other days to focus on getting quality rest. Extreme physical activities put little tears on your muscle tissues. Rest, particularly deep sleep serves to repair these tissues, hence the stronger and bigger muscles. Look at the bulky trainers who take a sabbatical from training, they come back bigger than ever. Sure they aren't as rock-hard as they were but at the start of your training, what you need is weight gain so you have something to work with when you work out. Rest well-it is the most stress free way to build muscle fast.

Eat plenty of the right kinds of meals and you will get to your weight goal destination sooner than you think. Since you are aiming to gain more weight, be sure to take your calories from healthy sources of protein and carbohydrates like lean meat, fish, whole wheat grain, etc. Make use of supplements that can help fill in the calories and nutrients you need. You can also drink protein shakes when you work out to fuel your body as it expends energy in training.

There are a number of bodybuilding routines that can help give you the body you want--find one that is best suited for your body type. Look over the weight training program you have. Give proper attention to the rest of the ingredients that make your training successful-a healthy diet and sufficient rest; your best body can't be far away.

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