GERD occurs more frequently during exercise than at rest, and can be a cause of chest pain or abdominal pain during exertion. One study found that increased intensity of exercise resulted in increased reflux in both trained athletes and untrained people. In another study, running produced more reflux than less jarring activities, such as bicycling, while weight training produced few reflux symptoms. Eating just before exercise has been found to further aggravate GERD. On the other hand, a recent survey found that people who participate in little recreational activity were more likely than active people to be hospitalized for GERD. It makes sense for people with GERD to use exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, perhaps choosing activities that are less likely to cause reflux symptoms.
Now there is food for thought :)
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