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Exercising and GERD

Exercising is one of the best ways to improve your health. However, certain medical problems, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), may be aggravated by exercise. [Read more]

Feeling the Heartburn

If bending down to do a push-up causes more of a burn in your chest than it does in your arms, you may be dealing with exercise-induced heartburn. This type of heartburn and acid reflux feels the same as other flare-ups of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but what triggers the onset of symptoms is much different. [Read more]

Running From Heartburn

There is a strange relationship between acid reflux and exercise. On one hand, exercise can help manage your weight, which is a known trigger for heartburn problems. Certain studies have even found that short bursts of moderate activity can reduce your risk of developing GERD. [Read more]

When Heartburn Breaks a Sweat

There are some workouts that are more heartburn-inducing than others. High intensity, vigorous activities like running or any workout that involves jumping are known to be harsher on the body, and so are more likely to cause heartburn. [Read more]

Tai Chi: Movement, Meditation and Heartburn Relief

Because of this, it may become tempting to stick with one conservative workout that you know will not be problematic, but doing so can quickly grow boring. If you become disinterested in and unmotivated by your fitness program, you won’t continue to get the same stress-busting, weight-controlling, digestion-boosting benefits. [Read more]

Get Fit and Fight GERD at Home

No matter who you are, exercise is one of the most important things you can give your body. But if you’re stuck at home reeling from heartburn or dreading its next attack, the thought of going for a jog down to the gym may be far from your mind. Fortunately, the solution may be simple: create your own gym at home. [Read more]

Acid Reflux Relief for Runners

High-impact exercises like running pose an especially high risk of acid reflux symptoms, and as a result, many people write them off after being diagnosed with GERD. While it is true that running can cause problems if you suffer from acid reflux, don’t be too quick to quit for good. [Read more]

Improving Acid Reflux One Step at a Time

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD can cause a lot of problems, like difficulty swallowing, consistent chest pain, heartburn and acid reflux. In Macon and Albany nearly 30 percent of the adult populations are suffering from obesity. Living with obesity is difficult enough, but being severely overweight or obese brings about other problems. [Read more]

Working Out and Reflux: Cause and Effect

When you have GERD, the circular muscle or sphincter between your stomach and esophagus is weakened, allowing acid to escape up into the esophagus. This causes people to experience heartburn, reflux of digestive fluids, and possibly after extended periods, severe problems such as Barrett’s Esophagus and esophageal cancer. [Read more]

Exercise Gadgets of the Future

As long as humans have gained weight, we’ve been thinking up new, unusual and often absurd ways to lose it. Because losing weight with diet and exercise can be very difficult, many of us are on the constant lookout for the next miracle weight loss cure that will provide us the most advanced technological solution for the problem of an expanding waistline. [Read more]