This is normal and related to the gas in soft drinks or to the air one person swallows with every bite. It is a normal mechanism but can be exacerbated by the presence of reflux or a hiatal hernia. If excessive, modifying eating habits to reduce swallowed air and avoiding carbonated beverages may help.
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It is recommended that all individuals see a Family Doctor for a full medical examination annually. Adults should get their blood pressure checked (US Preventive Task Force), a flu vaccine (CDC) and more each year.