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 17, 2009

How to Appear Taller in Just 2-Minutes

By C. Ludlow

I'm really not exaggerating. You can appear 2-inches taller in just 2-minutes.

This is how I'm going to prove it to you. First things first. Go stand in front of a mirror. What do you see? Well, the first thing that you'll notice is that if you're like 99% of America, your head is jutting forward from spending your life in a box.

Why is it jutting forward? Well, modern life has dictated that you will spend a good portion of your time " sitting. Thats right. We sit in our cars. We sit at home. We sit at work. We sit when we eat. We sit all day long, for the most part.

Poor posture while sitting leads to host of problems. Most of them involve tightness on the front of the body. The hip flexors and muscles of the neck get especially tight. Sitting like this for too long will lead to long term problems like back pain and neck pain.

Youre probably leaning forward, shoulders hunched and your upper back is being stretched. Your hips are drawn up toward your chest. And your torso is sort of curved forward.

All of this sitting around makes people appear as if they have shrunk. I was talking with a client of mine some time ago and he mentioned that after visiting his doctor he was told that he was an inch shorter than he was 10-years ago. Why is this? Well, his posture deteriorated. He didn't shrink.

To grow taller in two minutes all you have to do is think S.B.D.

No, that doesnt stand for the Small Business Development-Center. SBD stands for shoulders- back-down. I want you to keep your shoulder blades pushed back toward each other and down toward your back pockets. Do this all the time. Youll notice that when you do this that your chest pops up. Also, when you SBD your head will pull back over your shoulders.

This is not about making you just appear taller. When you repeat the mantra, "shoulders, back and down" you will be more confident, energized and in all actuality, if you measure yourself before and after - you will be taller! That's all that there is to it! Congratulations!

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