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.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Professional Workout Programs That Can Help You Shed Pounds

By Damyan Lagina

Starting from the premise that one needs comprehensive guidance and step by step directions to come up with a workout exercise program could be detrimental to one's achievement of fitness. Yes, personalized training is an option but it surely doesn't represent the only one. There are plenty of tips available online that can help one improve any workout exercise he/she chooses.

Let's take walking, for instance as a workout exercise, you may consider some suggestions to improve the impact the training has on the health condition. Thus, keep the stride short and the abdominal muscles tight and preferably pulled in. In order to save energy or recover it, try to alternate brisk and slow walking intervals. Plus, by bending the elbows, the arms will swing more rapidly which will have a positive impact on the speed of the legs too.

Then, you can improve any workout exercise by considering changing the fitness training routine every other month in order to prevent the creation of a workout plateau that doesn't allow the body to progress any further. In addition, when you alternate core and strength training with stretching and cardio exercises the full body benefits will be considerably higher.

In case you are curious about the intensity of a workout exercise, you can evaluate that by a talk test, a rating of perceived exertion or the heart rate analysis. Each of these methods can be used in a professional gym or with a bit of guided assistance. Never ignore the importance of stretching since each workout exercise will be a lot more efficient when you warm the muscles up making them looser and ready for performance.

The use of workout machines such as elliptical trainers may affect the quality of the workout exercise, which will result in a lower caloric consume for instance. Such situations are explained by a deficient use of the machine and a too heavy leaning against the handrails which reduces the amount of effort and thus the body stimulation.

The importance of diet for a good workout exercise routine should be our final word of advice here. You should eat quality food, full of nutrients that are burned as energy and don't get stored in the form of fat deposits. Read some professional informative materials too, so as to understand which foods are good and which are bad for a physical training routine or for a weight loss program.

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