How active are you in the summer?

We are a fairly active family, especially during the summer when we tend to spend more time outdoors. While the kids are riding their bicycles or playing basketball, my husband and I enjoy long walks, and gardening.

Because I work at a desk most of the day, my muscles tend to tighten up. Taking frequent breaks, and keeping my body moving is crucial to help with long-lasting muscle pain. I’ll get in a workout at the gym, or go for a power walk in the neighbourhood. But there are times when the muscle aches and pains are unbearable! I find myself making more frequent trips to the massage therapist and chiropractor.

I hate the idea that I’m getting older, but the truth is, my body doesn’t bounce back as quickly from physical activity as it used to! However I’m not ready to stop doing the things I enjoy because of the aches and pains.

“Long-lasting body pain may be more common as we get older, but it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying life and accomplishing all we want to,” says Dr. Jeff Habert, a family physician in Thornhill, Ontario. “Research has found that a combination of treatment methods, including physiotherapy, massage therapy and medications, show good results when managing long-lasting pain.”

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Often I need to take a pain reliever to manage the pain, and just one Advil® 12 Hour pill provides fast-acting plus long-lasting relief of muscle, back, joint and arthritis pain for up to 12 hours.

This summer, don’t let long-lasting body pain interfere with your ability to stay active or accomplish the things you want to! These three simple tips can help relieve your pain:

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Stay Active: Body pain may lead you to avoid physical activity. But low-impact activities like walking, stretching or light exercises can actually help manage pain and even increase strength and flexibility.

Get Relief: To help relieve your pain so you can accomplish everything you want to, try a non-prescription pain reliever. Just one Advil 12 Hour keeps working throughout the day for up to 12 hours.

Hot and Cold: Direct heat from hot packs or a warm bath can help relax tight muscles, while ice packs can help reduce inflammation and ease pain.

These tips are suggestions and do not replace medical advice. Please speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice.

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  1. I’d do a barre class, then spin, and cap it off with a walk around the neighbourhood with my kiddos (and maybe a stop at our favourite bagel shop).

  2. Mike Bratek Reply

    Working out at the gym or fitness center if i wasn’t in so much pain!

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