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Controlling Obesity and GERD on a Trusty Treadmill

February 7, 2013 by Teresa     0

Do you have a treadmill in the basement of your house. Perhaps. Instead, it is sitting in a spare bedroom or occupying a lonely place in the garage. Did you know that treadmills are the most purchased piece of exercise equipment in the United States? I didn't say the most used, however. Many people buy a treadmill with the best of intentions, but soon it becomes no more than a cumbersome eyesore. However, If you need to lose weight, and many of us do, this popular but often forgotten addition to the home is actually a great investment. Furthermore, if you have acid reflux, losing weight can drastically alleviate symptoms.

Does your doctor insist that you could improve your health by dropping pounds? It seems that obesity is on the rise and with it many diseases, like GERD or acid reflux. There is a true link between obesity and the recurring pain and discomfort of acid reflux. Getting serious about exercising is an important step toward losing those unwanted pounds. It may be time to dust off that treadmill.

Treadmills are a very safe and convenient way to exercise, but some people find them to be boring. However, it might be interesting to note that a treadmill may be one of the most efficient pieces of equipment when it comes to burning calories.

How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

Yes, treadmills can really do a great job burning calories if you know how to get the most out of your workout. The best way to get results is to use the machine in intervals. Going along at a boring pace, like it's time to make the doughnuts, is a drag. Mixing up the speed by adding additional floor exercises will keep the exercise routine from being mind-numbingly boring as well as the heart pumping. Also, alternating the speed can make a big difference. Adding a few hand weights to the exercise routine is another way of breaking up the tedious walking in place of the treadmill. Keep the weights close at hand and exchange walking for a few minutes of upper body work before getting back on the treadmill again.

As always, involving your doctor in in your treatment plan is recommended. Keeping acid reflux symptoms under control should be the aim. Medications may be required, but never underestimate the power of lifestyle change to get back on the road to better health.

Tags: controlling obesity, gerd, losing weight, acid reflux.

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