This body just ain’t what it used to be, y’all.
At 34 I’m still young, but you’d be surprised how much one can use their flesh and bones in that time! I’ve become a father, often carrying 70 lbs. of toddler weight between my two boys; I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2012, pushing my body to places I didn’t even know existed; and still have trouble from time to time with a rugby injury from my childhood. And while I deal with the odd pain now and then, I know there’re Canadians aplenty who need to deal with so much more.
“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. Research has found that a combination of treatment methods, including physiotherapy, massage therapy and medications, show good results when managing long-lasting pain.”
– Dr. Jeff Habert, family physician, Thornhill, Ontario
Let’s face it—we’re not exactly in the physical prime of our species’ history. Sure, we’ve eradicated illnesses and have longer life expectancies than ever, but do we take care of these bodies as we age? Years of bad behaviour eventually catch up—even if we’re able-bodied, we’ll usually have future aches and pains whether we like it or not!
Which makes it fortunate that right along with these lifestyle changes come advances in medical science, including Advil 12 Hour®, a non-prescription pain reliever that keeps working for up to 12 hours.
Advil 12 Hour — Because Pain Shouldn’t Stop You From Staying ACTIVE.
If you’ve ever needed to deal with long-lasting body pain, you’re all too familiar with the challenges that go with it—including not being able to stay active and do everything you want to do. Advil 12 Hour® aims to help Canadians manage their body, joint and muscle pain, letting them stay active so they can enjoy the summer activities they love.
But even though ibuprofen—the active ingredient in all Advil products—has been clinically proven to relieve inflammatory pain, relieving pain is only the first step! If you want to make the most of your summer, check out these Advil 12 Hour “Keep Moving This Summer” tips to help you along!
- 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. For those looking to replace their pain reliever with one convenient pill, just one Advil 12 Hour pill 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.
The Advil 12 Hour “Keep Moving This Summer” Contest — Win a Fitness Prize Pack!
But if all that isn’t enough to get you going, you’re in luck: I’m giving away an Advil 12 Hour “Keep Moving This Summer” Prize Pack including a Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, a yoga mat and a 20 oz water bottle—the things you need to get everything you want from your summer! Entering is simple—it only takes a click, a valid email address and an answer to the question “How would you spend an active summer day if pain wasn’t holding you back?” to enter, but your chances improve enormously if you explore the additional entry options! Many will enter, but there can be only one—why not do what you can to make sure that “one” is you? Good luck! (Contest open to Canadians aged 18+ living outside of Quebec. Contest ends 9/6 @ 11:59 PM ET.)
Let Advil 12 Hour Give You the Summer You DESERVE.
Pain doesn’t have to hold you back! Advil 12 Hour is available in your local pharmacy—you can even save $3 off the price of a bottle with the help of a coupon! (Of course, make sure to read and follow the label and/or speak to your doctor before taking Advil 12 Hour to make sure it’s right for you!)
Don’t let summer pass you by because it hurts too much to have fun—there’s too much living to do to miss out! Good luck to all who enter and we’ll see you out there!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Canada compensated me for this post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own!