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Can Exercise Reduce Acid Reflux?

Which exercise is best for acidity? Activities that are jarring to the body such as jogging and contact sports may result in worsened symptoms. Lower-impact activities such as yoga, swimming and walking may be better choices, especially on days when your reflux symptoms are at their worst.

Why does exercise make acid reflux worse? Exercise can trigger heartburn if the LES muscle (the lower esophageal sphincter) is weak or too relaxed, and food or stomach acid “burps” back up from your stomach into your esophagus.