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

Health And Fitness Apps For Your iPhone

By Thom Yarbrough

It's true that technology has made us lazier than probably ever thought possible, but what if technology could be used to help you get fit? Some people are aware of the various apps on iTunes that could help you regain physical fitness, but it's often so hard to figure out what the right option for you would be. So here are some of the apps available on the iPhone that can set you on the right and much needed track to fitness.

Yoga Tutorial

It's clear that yoga helps not just in physical fitness but also mental, it helps let go of feelings of stress toward life. While all of us have a keen interest in learning yoga to better our lives and bodies, we often don't know where to begin. The Yoga Tutorial in iTunes is all you need to know about yoga app that will help you be more aware before you begin your tryst with the magic of yoga. With this p, you will be connected to various videos that demonstrate how yoga needs to be performed accurately, and also give you numerous yoga related songs that are sure to give you a sense of relaxation.

Eight Glasses a Day

We've heard it a million times, we've tried to practice eve, but it just gets so hard to remember to drink eight glasses of water every day for a healthy body. Our forgetfulness usually leads us to drink about four or five glasses a day and that about it. What if you could keep a track of the number of glasses of water you've had in a day? Wouldn't that be s convenient? Now that is possible with the Eight Glasses a Day app that will do the job of reminding you! Once you get this app for your iPhone, you'll see eight full glasses of water on your screen, and as you drink a glass of water all you need to do is tap tone glass, which will then show as empty! If you do finish all eight glasses in a day, you'll get the benefit of some cool facts as to why drinking water helps us. Just what the doctor ordered!

Six Pack App

Being dying to look like that fab model? Want so desperately those six pack abs? Worry not; this app might just set you on the right course. If you download the Six Pack App from iTunes, you can enjoy the benefits of viewing different exercises, more than 400 pictures and detailed descriptions on how to target your chest, shoulders, back, legs, biceps and triceps. And the best part for all you fitness junkies is that this app comes for absolutely free!

Meal Diary

It's true; all that extra weight is probably because of binging and eating more than you need to. But how is it possible to keep a track on everything you eat all day long? Some experts used to say that it helps to keep a diary with a record of everything you ate during the day, but in the age of iPhones and gadgets, this seems quite redundant. Why? That's simply because you can keep a better track of what you eat and even in a much more convenient way with the Meal Diary app for your iPhone. All it will take is two taps, and you'll know just what your intake is and how much calories you burnt. This is real easy to make a part of your daily routine, and it also lets you classify your meals on the basis of large medium and small.

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