How often do you really feel 100 percent fit and healthy? For many Americans, the answer is not often at all.
A study into the health, ailments and pain experienced by 2,000 Americans saw as many as a quarter describe themselves as being in some form of pain all of the time.
From repetitive back and neck pain to lingering joint problems and other ailments, as many as 50 percent of those studied experienced frequent or constant pain of some form.
The study of 2,000 Americans commissioned by Samuel Hubbard Shoe Co. also revealed the average survey respondent feels run-down for three days every week, with their pain most often starting in the morning (25 percent).
With pain and discomfort exacerbated by the weather (36 percent), heavy lifting (35 percent) and stress (34 percent), it is no surprise that only 15 percent of Americans report either never or rarely being in pain.
Everyone knows Mondays are the worst, but it turns out its not just on Mondays that people walk around feeling a bit uncomfortable.
The average respondent feels less than completely fit for 10 days every month which adds up to ...