Last updated on November 4th, 2020 at 04:20 pm
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.)
The Advil 12 Hour “Keep Moving This Summer” Giveaway
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!
96 replies on “Advil 12 Hour | Track Down Your Inner Power!”
I would love to spend time outside in my garden if pain wasn’t a factor.
I would spend a day hiking at Gros Morne park.
I would get myself a jump rope and jump as if i was in grade 5 all over again 🙂 oh and go for a long run. none of this just down the street business
I would be spending more time exploring the trails in Conservation areas.
I would love to spend more time in the garden or just going to walks along the river trails
I would go on more walks and hikes
I would be hiking and kayaking for longer distances without pain.
I would spend the day kayaking on one of our beautiful rivers here in Ontario.
I would hike the trails that are more challenging and take up running. After my abdominal surgery I’ve been slowly working on getting my strength back but, pain and back aches sometimes holds me back.
I would spend the day hiking and picking berries.
If pain wasn’t an issue I’d go for walks on the trail by my sisters house and also spend time at the beach.
I would walk more with my son! Thanks!
If pain was not in the equation I would do a lot more cycling.
I would spend the day hiking in Algonquin park and afterwards go white water rafting without any knee or back pain
I would for sure spend the day hiking if pain were not a factor! Sometimes I stay home from a planned hike, just in case I can’t make it all the way – I don’t like the idea of ruining a hike for the whole group!
I love taking long hikes, and I also love to go for a good rollerblade ride, maybe even a bike ride its the lower back that holds me back to the things I love
If pain wasn’t an issue I would enjoy playing badminton once again with the family, I am not a big sports person but that was one game I enjoyed playing!!
I would play in an ultimate tournament which I haven’t done in years!
If pain wasn’t an issue, I would be able to do the Grouse Grind (a hiking trail) with my husband.
I’d do gardening like I used to down on my hands and knees, planting flowers, vegtables and also pulling weeds etc. I do a little, but not the hard stuff. I know my limit. I still love getting out and walking and going places of interest. I just suck it up and go and try not to let it hold me back completely!!
If I didn’t get back pain I’d love to do more gardening. Weeding isn’t fun but has to be done, however after bending down for 20 mins I can hardly straighten up again. The joys of getting old!
I would have a much bigger vegetable garden if I did not have a sore back
I’d do an all day hike on the local trails, knees permitting.
I call a friend and we go for a walk along the canal. conversation and movement seem to do the trick
I would spend the day at the lake, hiking and swimming.
I would spend a day hiking in Banff!
I suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic piriformis syndrome. If it weren’t for the pain that I experience, I would be able to spend more time outdoors playing with my kids.
I would probably go up the mountains every single week! Sadly my knees are not the best anymore.
I have always wanted to rock climb but both hubby and I have sore shoulders.
I have a lot of work to do around the outside of my house but takes forever when I’m in pain.
I would go hiking then follow up with an outdoor picnic!
I would be bike riding
I would love to get more involved in bike riding with my family or enjoy more hiking.
I would cycle every day 🙂
I would spend the day hiking with my dog!
I’d go to the fair. Or swimming with my son.
Hiking, exploring new areas of town.
If I wasn’t in constant pain I would run after my kids at the park, we could go for longer walks. I could play soccer more often
I love hiking but I can’t do it all the time as my hips won’t let me.
If pain wasn’t a factor I’d play soccer more. Also would run!
I would spend a day biking
I would would go out for run or a hike more often,
I would spend all day in my garden! Nothing like fresh tomatoes.
I would spend the day bike riding and being active..
walking on the boardwalk at the lake
I would spend my day hiking.
I would go for a run!
I can’t run because of my ankle pain due to osteoarthritis in my ankles.
I would spend the day at the beach with my grandkids.?
For one thing I’d walk my dog all over the place so we could get in shape
I would love to spend the day hiking all the trails at Pinery Provincial Park.
I would spend more time tackling the weeds that my neighbours have generously seeded in my yard.
I would spend some time hiking local trails if I was pain free
I would go for a bike ride with the kids and take the dog for an extra long walk
If pain wasnt a factor I would hike each day! Although I probably wouldnt have time for EVERY day… lol
I would go for a hike or long bike ride!
If pain wasn’t holding me back I would bike further ,and go hiking more often.These are the kind of activities that I really enjoy the most and I hate when I go into pain and have to turn back.
I would get a lot of my gardening done all in one day if I could go without any pain.
I’d take a hike! With my kids in tow.
If pain wasn’t holding me I’d be hiking and boating
I would play ball with my grandchildren!
If pain wasn’t an issue I’d walk around a farmers market on the weekends
I would love to spend an entire day out on the water kayaking and learning how to wakeboard or waterski.
would love to go hiking. thanks
If not for the pain, I’d have all the painting jobs on my To Do List crossed off, spend more time at the gym and on the hiking trails.
I would like to do more hiking if I didn’t get as much pain.
I would spend the day riding my bicycle
I would spend it in the pool swimming.
I would go walking with my grandchildren and take them to the zoo if pain was not a factor.
I would spend every day playing baseball if pain wasn’t holding me back.
Definitely a nice long hike
I’d love to get out on a canoe or kayak!
I would love to go on an all-day hike, if pain wasn’t an issue 🙁
I would love to hike in our local park
I would spend my time gardening and working on my yard.
I would kayak more
I would do more physically challenging water sports, such as water skiing!
I would love to spend active summer day gardening and rest of the day by pool side
I would spend a day walking the Stanley park sea wall.
I would take my dog for a hike in the woods
Playing at the park with the kids and dog!
I would love to go on a camping trip with my family and do some hiking together!
I would take longer walks.
I’d probably stay up later. I go to bed early when I’m in pain or have a hot bath or use a heating pad. I still walk a lot, because I know if I’m not active its even worse but right now its my arms and shoulders (I know I have arthritis in my left shoulder) I probably hurt them at work and last time it took 4 months off work for the tear to heal.
I love to ride my bike every day…but my back pain makes it very difficult…One advil and 20 minutes later i am ready to go
I’d be biking a lot more. Thx.
I think I would do more hikes and play on the trampoline with the kids if my back wasn’t an issue.
I would spend the day hiking, kayaking and biking
I would spend it bike riding
I would go golfing.
I would definitely go on more walks!
I would spend more time gardening.
I would love to do some more challenging hikes
Kayaking with my kids
I would spend my days hiking, swimming and kayaking!
I’d be Dragon Boat paddling!