See exact age you’ll start feeling aches and pains in your body


47% of those suffering from body aches and pains simply describe their approach as “grin and bear it.”

Seven in ten polled over the age of 40 say they like to be active


Adults typically begin to feel aches and pains in their bodies in their mid-to-late 40s, according to a recent poll.

64% of adults claim their issues are a chronic problem.

65% of people polled wished they could be more active. And 59% prioritized their physical and mental health more than ever as they continue to age.

2,000 people in their 50s were included in the poll, which also found that two in five over the age of 45 can’t touch their toes while standing up.

A spokesman told The Mirror: “It’s interesting to see how little people are truly aware of the importance strong balance can have, particularly later in life.

“It’s not something you tend to think about – but when you stop and give it some thought, it’s actually crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle their as you get older.

And it was interesting to see from the research how there’s a desire to be more active, but aches and pains can prove a hindrance.”

The study also found that 46% had no idea about the correlation between balance and good health – and 28% said that even though their discomfort does not restrict them, they still find it annoying.

However, 57% believe it’s important to embrace the ageing process with a youthful spirit – and as such, 47% of those suffering from body aches and pains simply describe their approach as “grin and bear it”.

Meanwhile, three-quarters admitted you know you’re starting to get old when you make noises getting out of bed or a chair.

Following the findings, from OnePoll, Voltarol also created an amusing video which saw people put their balance to the test.

A spokesman added: “Everyone’s different, and balance varies from person to person, but it’s important to continue to work on this, even if there’s niggly aches and pains.

By focusing on balance, you may be able to help alleviate pain and discomfort, which could open doors to a more active lifestyle.

We wanted to provide people with a bespoke pain management plan based on their needs, including exercises to try and other expert advice, to give people hope as they get older that there are simple and effective ways to maintain an active lifestyle.”