- May 9, 2016
So, after being unemployed for several months I'm finally relieved to be in a new job that I enjoy. While I unfortunately don't have as much time to spend on the forum it does give me opportunities to smoke my pipe. I'm on the road quite a bit and when I'm not driving my job is now very physical. I'm constantly lifting items, working outside, pulling, climbing things and in general just being extremely active. I thought I was in good physical health - I'm a runner and a swimmer - but my body is killing me. My shoulders and back are stiff and sore and my body aches to the point that I hate to move once I get home. So, I must be using muscles that I wasn't engaging before. My question is for those of you that were or are in jobs that require a good deal of manual labor - does your body adjust? Does anyone have any tips on what I can do to speed recovery or help my poor aching shoulders? I know it's a pipe forum but I figured a few of you might have some advice.