Body pain is not limited to older baby boomers and senior citizens. Sure, health problems increase with age, but body pain can strike as early as your 30s. That’s not saying teens and 20-somethings are in the clear. It’s always wise to guard against injuries. And regular medical check-ups are necessary from childhood to old age.

According to Lisa Zamosky, writing for, body pain exists, in different forms, throughout life. Zamosky presents the four golden rules for pain and gives some helpful tips to prevent pain whether you’re a mere youngster in your 30s or a senior citizen.

Whatever your age, eat the right foods and get plenty of exercise. Stay active, but try to baby yourself. Pain at any age is no fun.