How Exercising Can Relieve Your Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a familiar condition that causes burning pain, known as heartburn, in the lower chest area. It happens when stomach acid flows back up into the food pipe into the esophagus. You may taste sour liquid in your mouth when you have Acid reflux. This backwash can trouble the lining of your esophagus and induce heartburn.

A simple change in lifestyle relieves your symptoms of acid reflux along with taking some medications. Doctors usually say that exercise in a proper manner can improve the problem of acid reflux. 

Losing weight and lowering your BMI assist your body to relax abdominal pressure- which is a major cause of reflux and heartburn. 

Further, you must include a regular workout routine, or exercise that can either help reduce your acid reflux. Thus, here are a few tips on how exercising can relieve your acid reflux- 

Types of Exercise for Acid Reflux

Doctors always suggest that maintaining a healthy weight is the way to reduce or relieve acid reflux symptoms. The extra weight can push against your stomach and affects the lower esophageal sphincter. This will make the symptoms even worse. Not only the workout but having a reflux-friendly diet is also essential. There are many exercises for Acid Reflux that you can follow regularly.

Low-Impact Exercises

The key to gaining a trimmer body without over aggravating your stomach and heart is to engage in low-impact training. If you are not a regular or passionate workout lover, you can opt for low-impact exercises. These exercises will not prevent the cause of heartburn and acid reflux but will help to ease the symptoms. 

Cycling or a mild run can help to raise your heart rate. It will help to burn fat at a lower level. You can cycle in your neighborhood, not covering a long distance. You can also run at a steady, effective pace. Running at a low pace in a park for half an hour is also adequate. 

You can also opt for indoor running exercise by using the running machine. You can also use a stationary bike. It will avoid the impact from the pavement or the wobble from a bike. 

Walking is the best and most-advised option for everyone. After a meal, a brisk walk can massively aid digestion and to reduce acid reflux. Breathing exercises improve reflux symptoms and this is the simplest form of exercise. But ask for a trained instructor who will assist you. You can practice in the gym or at home at your convenience. Also, yoga or pilates classes focus on breathing form and techniques. 

High-Impact exercises 

You can also opt for high-impact exercises that help to reduce the pain of acid reflux. These workouts for reflux sufferers can be very beneficial but always work out based on the advice of experts or trained instructors.

  • Weightlifting
  • Jumping Rope
  • Stairs climbing
  • Dancing 

If the pain is severe and exercise or diet does not relieve your acid reflux then you must immediately visit a doctor. There are many specialized trained doctors to treat acid reflux

Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran