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.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fitness Routines for Women to Get a Great Body Quickly

By Chris Tan

A fitness routine geared specifically for women is an excellent way to lose weight and gain a healthier you. However, it is important to remember that with any fitness regimen, hard work and dedication are needed for success.

Firstly, the main reason that cause women to fail to lose weight is time. Most women do not have much time for workouts now. Also, impatience causes them to turn to gimmicks and pills that always promise quick results. Hence, let us look at how we can optimize womens fitness routines for better results in shorter time.

High Intensity.

The amount of intensity used in your workout, whether it is cardio or weight training will determine the amount of calories burned as well as the amount of weight loss you experience. If a woman jogs for five days a week, she will lose less weight and burn fewer calories than a woman who jogs for only three days a week. This is a perfect example of how intensity affects the body and your workout.

In order to maximize the intensity of your workouts, do short sets of exercises. A perfect example of this is to do short sets of sprints then rest instead of doing long distance jogging. The reason for this is that long distance jogging does not allow the heart rate to increase as much as short sprints do. In addition, high intensity workouts alleviate the need for unnecessary hours of workout time in order to see results.

Add Weight Training.

Training with weights is the best way to increase your metabolism. In weight training, the heavier the weights and the more lifting you do, the more your metabolism increases. In addition, the higher intensity of your weight training will increase your metabolism for twenty-four hours.

Try combining both cardio exercises and weight training exercises into your fitness routines and you will notice results almost instantly! Although it seems like loads of hard work, just picture yourself seeing changes in your body every week.

Healthy Diet.

Proteins, carbohydrates and fats ingested by the body determine the way your body will look. Adopting a healthy diet is another great step to achieving your fitness goals.

To maximize your workouts, it is recommended that you implement a healthy diet. Here are some examples.

Eating foods high in protein rather than carbohydrates is the best way to see results. Proteins allow your body to feel full for longer while carbohydrates create excess energy that the body will store, thus creating fat.

Eating small meals several times a day is another great way to boost your metabolism. This little trick makes your body think youre eating more food, thus it will work harder. It is for this reason that starvation diets do not work. When the body is starved, the metabolism does not have to work as hard to store energy for later use.

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