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Acid Reflux

7 Exercises That Can Trigger Acid Reflux

Aug 29, 2017
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Trigger Acid Reflux

Running

1. Running

Running exacerbates symptoms of acid reflux even in elite athletes. This is because as a high-impact workout, running causes agitation. This makes it easier for your stomach acid to move into your esophagus. Low impact workouts are better. So a good choice for a cardio workout would be jogging or a brisk walk. If you love to run, try trail running or run on a treadmill instead of a hard pavement.

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Maneera Saxena Behl

Maneera Saxena Behl

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Maneera is a health and fitness enthusiast who is also a firm believer in the power of dietary supplements. A health buff, she likes to help others improve their overall well-being by achieving the right balance between nutrition, exercise and mindfulness.

References:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Induced by Exercise in Healthy Volunteers – http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/377776?resultclick=1

Esophageal reflux in conditioned runners, cyclists, and weightlifters – http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/12750580

The impact of physical exercise on the gastrointestinal tract – http://journals.lww.com/co-clinicalnutrition/Abstract/2009/09000/The_impact_of_physical_exercise_on_the.13.aspx

Surfing as a risk factor for gastroesophageal reflux disease – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19741311