Beat the Burn

Most people experience it at one time or another – an uncomfortable warm, burning sensation in the chest known as heartburn or acid indigestion. Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart but is caused by stomach acid. It occurs when gastric acids back up into the lower esophagus. Common symptoms include burning in the chest area (usually below or behind the sternum), pain that intensifies when lying down, and sometimes coughing or wheezing.

Over 50 million Americans suffer from frequent heartburn (occurring 2 to 3 times a week). Heartburn can strike at any time and can interfere with sleep, daily activities such as work and exercise, and decrease your overall quality of life. It’s up to you to make these simple changes and say goodbye to heartburn. Learn how to beat the burn with these steps.


Don't Overeat

Don't Overeat
Overeating is one of the primary causes of heartburn. To eat smaller meals, trick your appetite by using smaller 9-inch plates rather than traditional 13-inch dinner plates. A portion of meat or protein should be roughly 3 ounces – think the size of a deck of cards. When it comes to starches, think of a tennis ball, or a fist, which is roughly a cup of pasta or rice. Don’t skip meals or starve yourself since this can also lead to overeating. Eat every 3 hours to control appetite and prevent binging. (That includes a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as midmorning and afternoon snack such as an apple or handful of almonds.)

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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