Flexibility is the golden ticket to managing pain. “Athletic men and weekend warriors in particular deal with injuries such as shoulder or back issues and tendonitis,” says Graves. “As they age, their muscles heal up tighter, so they are always pulling or aching and that’s where flexibility and stretching come in.” To combat this type of pain, incorporate some variety of stretching into your routine. This can be in the form of anything from deep tissue massage to yoga.
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