Two summers ago, I was laid up with a cast. Leave it to me. On the first day of spring, I slipped on a patch of black ice, and two seconds later, my leg was smashed and so was my summer. It was a brutal way to spend the warmest days of the year: lying around missing out on all the summer fun. Flash forward a couple of years after a ton of physio, slow walking and exercise designed to strengthen my bones, muscles and joints, I’m almost all better. Let’s call me a 95% version of my former active self—but I’m getting there.
The saddest part about being stationary for too long is that you start to forget just how it exhilarating it feels to move. You’ll give anything to walk, to run, to spin, to do cartwheels; whatever it takes to get your heart pumping again. That’s why this year, my number one priority is lifting my butt up and out of my house. Enough spending my days sitting on it, typing behind a screen. Enough spending my nights lying on it, binge watching behind a screen. Now that summer is back, I’m taking full advantage of the hours that stretch ahead, and I’ll do whatever it takes to work out the kinks in my bod.
Where do I start? For one, I’m getting back on my bike and spinning around the ‘hood like a kid with the wind in my hair. I’m also getting out in the kayak and building on what I refer to as my tank top arms. Oh, and I’ll be getting out of the hot tub and into the pool to kick these legs into shape.
But first, I have to make sure I’ve got my aches and pains under control. And for that, Advil® 12 Hour is my go-to.
Why We Love Advil 12 Hour
According to medical experts, 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. In fact, research has found that a combination of treatment methods, including physiotherapy, massage therapy and medications, show good results when managing long-lasting pain. When it comes to medications, just one Advil 12 Hour pill keeps working for up to 12 hours to provide fast-acting, long-lasting relief of muscle, back, joint and arthritis pain so you can do as I do and enjoy all the summer activities you love.
You probably already know that the active ingredient in all Advil products, ibuprofen, has been clinically proven to relieve pain from inflammation, which is why so many Canadians trust it to do its job as a non-prescription pain reliever. Advil 12 Hour’s effective immediate release/extended release formula works to relieve pain with a quick-dissolving layer for pain relief that’s fast and another extended release layer for relief that lasts.
Advil 12 Hour “Keep Moving This Summer” Tips
This summer, don’t let long-lasting body pain interfere with your ability to stay active or accomplish the things you want to. I know I won’t. So follow my lead and use these three simple tips to help relieve your pain:
Stay Active, Girl: 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 Canadians looking to replace their pain reliever with one convenient pill, just one Advil 12 Hour keeps working throughout the day for up to 12 hours.
Go 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.
Note: These tips are suggestions and do not replace medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor for medical advice and read and follow the label on medications.
Win an Advil 12 Hour “Keep Moving This Summer” Prize Pack!
We love Advil 12 Hour so much that we are giving away a prize pack valued at $250! Here’s what you can win:
- Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Plus Fitness Tracker
- 20oz Water Bottle
- Yoga Mat
To qualify for an entry in the contest, just comment below, telling us: How would you spend an active summer day, if pain wasn’t holding you back?
Look for Advil 12 Hour in your local pharmacy, and don’t forget to head to advil.ca to download a coupon for $3 off your purchase. Although this post was sponsored, all opinions, as usual, are ours.